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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 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 Acorn-Plantos 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, was 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

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
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