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Destiny Hemphill is seated with a brick wall and windows in the background. She looks directly at the camera and smiles as her face rests in the palm of her left hand. Her clothes are black as are her hat and lip color. She wears a silver necklace.

A poet, healer, and organizer, Destiny Hemphill is a Black daughter of the U.S. South with nearly a decade of experience in co-creating spaces devoted to poetry, communion, and transformation. She has received fellowships from Tin House, Callaloo, and Naropa University. Destiny is the author of the chapbook Oracle: a Cosmology (2018). Her work can also be found in Poetry, Carolina Quarterly, EcoTheo, The Wanderer, and elsewhere. She offers her poems as chants and rites to the sacred art of Black liberation.

Destiny works with Split This Rock as a 2020-2021 Poetry Coalition Fellow

Photo by Zaina Alsous.