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Dāshaun Washington

Writing Instructor


Dāshaun Washington is a writing instructor in the Jacobson Center at Smith College. He has earned his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and his Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he also teaches in the Writing Program.

Dāshaun is a 2021 92Y Discovery Contest runner-up and Indiana Review 2021 ½ K Prize finalist. He has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Lighthouse Works, Ucross Foundation, Millay Arts, Tin House, and beyond. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, The Nation, Indiana Review, Poem-a-Day, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

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M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., University of Texas at Dallas