There's something about Doghouse Books that makes you want to collect them all. Maybe its because the format is basically the same for everyone, I don't know, but I imagine they would look good all lined up on a bookshelf.
Doghouse of course publishes the very wonderful Barbara Smith and I was lucky enough to get a poem in their Book of Ballads. They also sent me the nicest PFO from a publisher I have ever received.
Anyway, their latest baby, Tom Conaty's An Exultation of Starlings has two launches next week - firstly in the Unitarian Church on Thursday, then at the Courthouse, Cavan on Friday. The title reminds me of the Not the Nine o'clock News sketch, where a Victorian Rowan Atkinson is trying to come up with collective nouns for birds.