13 June 2011

Adam Pottle, Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 pm, at Books & Company, Prince George Launch of Beautiful Mutants.  In this jarring collection, Adam Pottle cracks open the world of disability, illuminating it with an idiom that is both unsettling and exhilarating. His subjects are gritty and multifarious: amputee sex swingers; drug-related shootings; institutionalized adolescents coerced into sterilization. Difficult as their circumstances may seem, Pottle's denizens learn to navigate the world with creative resolve, even defiance, searching for an identity that includes their disabilities rather than spites them. His poems scrape our nerves; they test and undermine poetic forms, challenging our own sensibilities in the process.  Adam Pottle is a poet and academic who grew up in Prince George.  He now lives in Saskatoon, SK.