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Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey - A Spoken Word Performance

  • Details

  • 2/22/20
  • 7 - 10 p.m.
  • $0 – $20
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Fundraiser/Benefit
  • Theatre

Event Description

The UUS Racial Justice Action/Study Team invites you to an evening of spoken-word performance with Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey. Free-will donations from the show will benefit Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County. Light refreshments will be available after the show. 

Caleb Rainey is an author, performer, and producer. He hails from Columbia, MO, and holds a BA in English (Creative Writing) from the U of I. He is actively curating a community of spoken word poets in Iowa City through his creation of a high school program, IC Speaks, and producing local events like Poetry & Motion. A sampling of Rainey's work can be viewed on The Negro Artist YouTube channel: The Negro Artist

As a performer he is the winner of the Des Moines Poetry Slam, the Iowa City Poetry Slam, a two-time winner of the Fire & Ice Poetry Slam, and a finalist for the UNESCO City of Literature Global Poetry Slam – Iowa City. His performances have taken place across the country and internationally in London, England. 

His debut book, "Look, Black Boy," became Amazon’s #1 new release in African American poetry, and was featured on Iowa Public Radio. His second book, "Heart Notes," was published in October. He co-founded the literary magazine Black Art; Real Stories, was published in Iowa's Best Emerging Poets - 2019, the Little Village Magazine, and writes a monthly column for The Real Mainstream.