OSBORN, Karen. American, b. 1954. Genres: Poetry, Novels. Career: Novelist and poet. Arkansas Poetry in the Schools, poet, 1979-83, director, 1982-83; Clemson University, Clemson, SC, instructor of English, 1983-87; University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, part-time instructor of English, 1988-93. Technical writer, Clark Equipment Inc., 1990; consultant, writing program adjunct for Engineering College, 1990-92; has led writing workshops and given readings for schools and organizations. Publications: NOVELS: Patchwork, 1991; Between Earth and Sky, 1996. Work represented in anthologies and collections. Contributor of poems to periodicals. Address: c/o Gelfman Shneider, 250 West 57th St., New York, NY 10107, U.S.A.