Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey is an author, performer, and producer. He hails from Columbia, Missouri, and holds a bachelors degree in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Iowa. As a writer, he published his first book, “Look, Black Boy,” in May, 2019. As a performer he is the winner of multiple slams and a finalist for the UNESCO City of Literature Global poetry slam. He has done spoken word all around the world.
When he is not writing and performing he is actively producing local events, like Drop The Mic, to showcase the immense talent in the Iowa City community, as well as workshops to teach youth how to write and use spoken word.