Darren Stein


Darren Stein is an Australian artist, writer and poet. He teaches History and Comparative Religion at a college on Sydney's North Shore. His work has been published in a variety of publications, most recently, The Journal of Microliterature, Poetica, Twelve Winters Press, Rangitawa Press, Corner Club Press, Red Dashboard Press, HeadSpace Magazine and Pearson Education. He is married with two children and a fat and happy guinea pig named Creeper. His new book, The Nut House Poems, has just been released by Red Dashboard Publications and is available on Amazon.

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The Translucent God
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When archaeologists discover an ancient human civilization, a series of strange artifacts give them clues to the people’s religious obsession.
Storage Space: A collection of contemporary poetry
Price: Free! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Darren Stein worked in the townships and squatter camps around Johannesburg and Soweto from 1992-1996. His fields included adult literacy, voter education and community policing. His poetry deals with the emotional turmoil of his years in the townships, the psychological toll that this took upon him, and his subsequent immigration to Australia. His salvation is the joy of parenthood and marriage.
The Rabbi and the Vampire (A Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Horror » General
Although Vampires are found in many cultures, this is a short story about the Jewish origins of the Vampire legend as found in the Torah and Talmud which has entered into literature. The information in this regard is factual, as was the treatment of the Jews I describe in the late Middle Ages, just before the advent of the European Enlightenment in the early 1800's.

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