Born in Kamloops, Adam Pottle grew up in B.C. with a hearing impairment. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he was a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan when he published his first full-length work of poetry, Beautiful Mutants (Caitlin, 2011), including amputee sex swingers, tattooed Parkinson's patients and institutionalized adolescents. It was shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Awards in two categories: First Book Award and Award for Poetry. Beautiful Mutants has been described as an edgy and jarring collection that cracks open the world of disability.

Disability is also the prism for his novel, Mantis Dreams -- The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley (Caitlin Press, 2013). [See review below]. It received the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Awards in 2014.

BOOKS:

Beautiful Mutants (Caitlin, 2011) 978-1-894759-59-5 $16.95

Mantis Dreams -- The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley (Caitlin Press, 2013) $21.95 978-1-927575-25-3

The Bus (Quattro Books 2016)

[BCBW 2016]