- Adam Pottle is a Saskatoon writer whose work focuses on the dynamic aspects of deafness and disability. His 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 longlisted for the ReLit Prize and shortlisted for the Milton-Acorn People's Poetry Award.
Encompassing both experimental and conventional forms, Beautiful Mutants features a broad range of voices: a hard of hearing man uses his deaf accent as a means into other accents and identities; a young heroin addict is shot in the spine and becomes a wheelchair user; a teenaged amputee revels in his sexual promiscuity.
Besides poetry, Pottle also writes fiction and drama. His first novel, Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley, will be published by Caitlin Press in fall 2013. He is also developing his play, Ultrasound, for production.
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.
- Fiction » Literary
- Poetry » Literary
- Scriptwriting » Stage
- Beautiful Mutants. Caitlin Press, 2011
Audience Age Groups
- Secondary School (10-12)