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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.

    His first play, Ultrasound, is slated for production in spring 2016 at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto (co-production with Cahoots Theatre). 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.


  • 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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