Born and raised in the south side of Chicago, Timotheus “Pharaoh” Gordon has loved the power of writing since 3rd grade, when he copied love poems and read history literature in his free time. He got married to poetry in 2003 after turning in a humorous poem on his daily routine for a homework assignment. Writing, especially poetry, also helped him develop a voice as a African-American male with autism.
Gordon has been performing and writing poetry for eight years. Now a MFA Writing student at SCAD-Atlanta, he’s exploring non-fiction and freelance writing (along with staying with his passion for poetry) in order to inspire people in the wide worlds of social justice (e.g., inner city & autism awareness) and sports.
Sample of blog posts and articles (including USA Today College article on student-athlete scholarship increase) can be found at: