Brett Van Emst Nantucket : A Collection

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Nantucket : A Collection

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Nantucket: A Collection is the latest in the "Locations" series that started in 1998 with I-94: A Collection of Southwest Michigan Writers. This new collection takes the reader into the hearts and minds of visitors and natives alike. Forty-five authors share with us their memories and ideas of Nantucket through their poetry and fiction.

While there are many books dealing with Nantucket's rich history of whaling and sailing, there are no books recording the current state of this island off in the Atlantic. Nantucket: A Collection fills that void with work by current writers from all over the United States as well as a few authors within biking distance of The Muse.

Brett Van Emst, who is currently the editor of the literary journal, Midnight Mind, put together a collection of previously published work by widely known authors and new work by new authors to provide readers with a view as wide as the bluffs on Nantucket itself. And, just as in all the books in the "Locations" series, the emphasis on the author behind the words is unmistakable with author bios prior to their work so the reader knows the writer's background.

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About the Author:

Brett Van Emst grew up in Portage, Michigan, where he attended Portage Central High School. He attended Michigan State University from the fall of 1993 until the fall of 1997.

In 1998 Brett Van Emst edited I-94: a collection of southwest michigan writers. The book was published by 3 a.m. Publishing. At that time he also started writing the "Book Look" column, a collection of book reviews, for Directions Magazine.

Following the release of I-94, Brett attended the Radcliffe Publishing Course in Cambridge, Massachusetts and then in the fall of 1999, moved to New York City and began to collaborate on the MidnightMind.com concept. Once established in New York City he had a chance to work with Mackinac Jane Publishing as a fiction reader for their Michigan anthology titled Voices of Michigan Volume II.

In the fall of 2000, Brett co-produced the short film, whittle, which premiered at the ArtIntervetion 2000 show in New York City. The Spring of 2001, Van Emst co-produced the film Deleterious with director Jae Choe.

Brett is also editing Nantucket: A Collection, which will be published in softcover by White Fish Press in June 2001. He also edited Midnight Mind Number One, the first of the MidnightMind journals.

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