MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2019
Rachael Uwada Clifford is a writer and poet living in Baltimore. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, she was born in Tennessee and raised in Georgia and New Mexico. She received her MFA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, where she also taught creative writing. She is a writer-in-the-schools in Baltimore, a Cave Canem Fellow, a Kimbilio Fellow, a 2019 Writer-in-Residence at the Mastheads, and the recipient of a 2019 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.