Jammie Huynh (she/her), first year MFA graduate student, is the first winner of the Free Verse Press Poetry Prize. Jammie is a queer Vietnamese-Ecuadorian poet from Hartsville/Florence, SC. Her poetry centers around her family and identity. She writes through the traumas of childhood and uses poetry to navigate and understand what she has been through. Poetry is where she can make sense of who she is and where she can confront her father on a stage of her choosing. Jammie’s poetry is about being honest and telling the story of family that so many people decide to ignore.