Driving to Distraction Orchises Press (January 2003)
Gilbert Allen, a frequent contributor to Able Muse, has published four books of verse (In Everything, Second Chances, Commandments at Eleven, Driving to Distraction) as well as the chapbook Body Parts. His sequence of poems “The Assistant” received the 2007 Robert Penn Warren Prize from The Southern Review. Other recent work has appeared in Appalachian Journal, The Cortland Review, Emrys Journal, Measure, Shenandoah, The Southern Quarterly, and Town Creek Poetry. Although he spent his earliest years in Hempstead, New York, he’s lived in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, since 1977. He teaches at Furman University.