rlene Gay Levine is the author of 39 Ways to Open Your Heart: An Illuminated Meditation (Conari Press) and Movie Life                          (Finishing Line Press). Ms. Levine's poetry and prose have found a home in The New York Times and numerous journals                             including Chiron Review, The MacGuffin, Art/Life, Medicinal Purposes, Frogpond, Japanophile, Unity Magazine, Family Circle and the Quest. Her writing is frequently anthologized including in the best seller Bedside Prayers from HarperSanFrancisco, the anthology from Random House Harmony books entitled Mothers and Daughters: A Poetry Celebration and Life on the Line from Negative Capability Press. 

 

Awards include Honorable Mention in The Writers Digest National Screenwriting Competition, Honorable Mention in The Children's Television Workshop Competition and a New York Times Company Foundation Scholarship to study dramatic writing at New York University.

 

Arlene's poetry was performed in the Off Broadway show "Identity," read on WABC's "As You Think," and recorded on CD. She has read at The New School for the New York Quarterly and at Barnes and Noble to celebrate National Poetry Month.

 

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Queens College, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and went on to earn her MA at NYU. Ms.Levine, the creator/facilitator of Logos Therapy, a transformational writing process, served 22 years as an educator, curriculum writer and staff trainer for the NYC Board of Education. Arlene gave her "Garden of Words" workshop at the Metropolitan College of St. John's University. She lives with her husband in New York City where she tends a garden of words, roses and herbs.