Education: Harlem to Harvard

IN 1967, Arnold Kemp was a veteran of the Harlem streets; he had already finished seven years in state prison for armed robbery. Last week, holder of three fellowships, he was studying at Harvard for a Ph.D. His poems have appeared in an anthology of young black poets; his first novel is in the hands of a publisher; he is well on the way to teaching English to ghetto kids. For all this, Kemp mainly credits City University's SEEK, program. "I probably would have written a book without it, but to be at Harvard? To teach later on? Never. For...