Welcome our Spring Intern: Kareem Groomes

Welcome Kareem Groomes

Please join us in welcoming Kareem Groomes, Transient’s newest intern, to the team. Kareem is a student at the Community College of Philadelphia and will be assisting us on our upcoming Spring issue.

About Kareem: KAREEM GROOMES was born on May 21, 1993 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a boy he attended Greenfield Elementary, where he gained some knowledge of classical literature reading The Iliad and Shakespearian sonnets. He dabbled in theater since his grandmother, a teacher at the school and the theater director, often gave him lessons at home. In the eighth grade he moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, and in his junior years of high school he published a poem for the school literary magazine. Upon graduation in 2011 he was accepted to Old Dominion University but chose to move back to Philadelphia, as they had a larger writing community.

Kareem is currently enrolled at the Community College of Philadelphia; while he is still writing fiction, he has chosen to focus more on poetry because, “that’s just what happens when I write. Even if I wanted to write prose, it wouldn’t come out that way.” Most recently, Kareem’s work has been published in a University of Pennsylvania chapbook, released in October 2012.

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