Adam Bolivar

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Adam Bolivar is a Romantic poet, specialising in the composition of metred and rhymed balladry, a traditional poetic form that taps into haunted undercurrents of folklore to produce spectral effects seldom found in other forms of writing.

His poetry has appeared on the pages of such publications as Spectral Realms and Black Wings of Cthulhu VI, and a poem of his, “The Rime of the Eldritch Mariner,” won a Rhysling Award for long-form poetry. His collection of weird balladry and Jack tales, The Lay of Old Hex, was published by Hippocampus Press in 2017.

In addition, he is a marionettist, and performs original verse-plays with the Jackanapes Marionette Guignol.

Like Randolph Carter, Adam Bolivar is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and currently resides in the dismal dreamlands of Portland, Oregon.