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Adam Pottle


  • Adam Pottle is a Saskatoon writer whose work focuses on the dynamic aspects of deafness and disability. His first novel, Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley, was published in 2013 by Caitlin Press and won the 2014 Saskatoon Book Award. A fictional journal written by a caustic English professor, Mantis Dreams explores both the physical reality and philosophical possibilities of disability. For Dexter Ripley, disability is "a solution to absurdity."

    Pottle's first book, a collection of poems entitled Beautiful Mutants, was published in 2011 through Caitlin Press. The book was subsequently shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards: the First Book Award and the Anne Szumigalski Award for Poetry. It was also shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos People's Poetry Award and longlisted for the ReLit Prize.

    Pottle is currently developing his play, Ultrasound, for production with Cahoots Theatre in Toronto. The play explores the relationship between a Deaf man and his hard-of-hearing wife.

    Pottle is a PhD student in the English department at the University of Saskatchewan. His dissertation explores how disability has been portrayed in Canadian novels published since 1982. He is also the poetry editor for Grain magazine.


  • Fiction » Literary
  • Poetry » Literary
  • Scriptwriting » Stage


  • Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley. Caitlin Press, 2013
  • Beautiful Mutants. Caitlin Press, 2011

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
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