March 15, 2004
University publications tend to be suppressed by the incredible coolness of their big name, big dollar sports programs (or subsequently pimp out the place looking for more students to help pay for said sports programs...), but there are those few that most nobly aspire to become that strange and experimental chimeric beast known as a student literature magazine.
For KUs 29th edition of its lit-mag Kiosk,
designers Bryan Lisbona, Meghan McClain, Jill Nickleski and Lindsey
Riechers (led with apt skill by their editor-in-chief Jessica Chapman)
have used the four seasons as a loose guideline and visually created
an interesting concept that does readily draw the eye. But by having
four different contents pages that seem to be intentionally hidden
in the middle, specific pieces can be a little hard to find...and
since there are no page numbers, they also seem a little redundant.
For the first time, Kiosk comes with a CD recording
of some of Lawrence's various musical groups and "Beat"
poetry (now officially the most incorrectly over-used term in poetry
today), highlighted by "Strawberry" by Anefera and poet
Adrienne Bank's psychedelic reading of "The Nun of Silos.
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