Twenty Consonant Poetry was developed by skilled poetic researchers working in Urbans, Illinois in 1993. The idea grew out of a joke about twelve-ton music. It was originally used as a learning aid to invoke visions in high school poetry students. Since then, people of widely varying sensibilities have attempted it. It has been used to write stories, scripts, stock reports, limericks, lists of things to do, matrices, songs, political commentary, and cartoons. Unbeknownst to us (at least for awhile). Twenty Consonant Poetry even had its own web page.
"Twenty Consonant Poetry,"
Word Ways: Vol. 29
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol29/iss2/4