Joseph Rogers

Joseph Rogers was born in Worcester, Mass., home of the birth control pill and the invention of that noseless, yellow smiley face. His stories have appeared places like Thought, Exquisite Corpse, and Bridge. He lives in Brooklyn, where he serves expensive coffee drinks to people who are way hipper than he is.

Questions for Discussion 1. In the Cannon Beach wedding scene, Joseph is already foreshadowing not-so-happy endings. "We kissed. Everyone released colorful kites into the sky, the wind taking them where it wanted. None of the barefoot guests knew how to operate a kite but they steered with those attached strings nonetheless. Soon one kite would wind up all tangled together with another and both would dive urgently into the sand" (p. 41). How does Joseph ever expect things to work out if he's going to be such a melodramatic something-something his whole life? Discuss...

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