My name means “stone worker.”
These hands were meant
for hard work. I’m too practiced
for my own good.
I touched a boy once.
He wasn’t stone when I found him.




Mason Nunemaker is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota where he earned a B.A. in English with a focus in poetry writing. As an undergraduate he competed in and organized several poetry slams on campus and across the Twin Cities. He has been a featured performer at several slams and open mics in the area and represented the University of Minnesota twice at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). Previous publications include: a spoken word piece on the Indiefeed Performance Poetry Podcast and a written piece in Ivory Tower Arts & Literary Magazine.