a photo of Destiny sitting in a wild field of green, Destiny has a short afro and medium brown skin, wears a black camisole and loose pants the color of red clay, the expression on Destiny's face is dreamy

Destiny Hemphill

Destiny Hemphill is a chronically ill ritual worker and poet living on the unceded territory of the Eno-Occaneechi band of the Saponi Nation (Durham, NC). A recipient of fellowships from Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, Callaloo, Tin House, and Kenyon Review’s Writers Workshop, she is the author of the poetry chapbook Oracle: a Cosmology (Honeysuckle Press, 2018) and the collection motherworld: a devotional for the alter-life (Action Books 2023). She is currently serving as the 2022-2023 Kenan Visiting Writer in Poetry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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