A crot is a “series of snippets (thoughts, figurative language, direct quotes, inner or spoken dialogue, fragments, lists, descriptions, single sentences, and more)” (Kruse 1). Crot poetry is often called “collage poetry.” Students may also use concrete poetry in the crot. A concrete poem uses a visual of the subject to enhance the meaning of the poem. For example, a poem about roller skates might be in the shape of a roller skate. Students in the College English I class have been working on a crot poem as the culminating activity for the research paper. Selecting a topic from the research paper completed on November 1, students are working with his/her peer review partner(s) in the creation of the poem. The poems in collage format are due Friday, November 19.
Below are some examples from the College English I students.