- Adam Pottle is a Saskatoon writer whose work focuses on the dynamic aspects of 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. He is currently editing a novel entitled Mantis Dreams. He is also developing his play, Ultrasound, for production.
When he is not writing, Pottle is either working on his PhD in English or playing hockey with anyone who'll get out of bed.
- Fiction » Literary
- Poetry » Literary
- Scriptwriting » Stage
- Beautiful Mutants. Caitlin Press, 2011
Audience Age Groups
- Secondary School (10-12)