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Adam Bolivar


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“The spectral balladry of Adam Bolivar is a refreshing adaptation of the ballads of Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Moore, and other Romantic poets who found in them an ideal vehicle for the powerful expression of weird moods and imagery. Bolivar’s flawless metre and smooth-flowing stanzas create a sense of cumulative terror and strangeness easily rivaling the best work of contemporary weird fiction writers.” --S. T. Joshi

“Adam Bolivar emanates invocatory chants that summon us to dark worlds just the other side of the existential page. Go with him. If you don’t come back alive, you’ll at least be somewhere quite interesting indeed.” --John Shirley, author of Lovecraft Alive!

“Adam Bolivar’s work represents a deft fusion of echoes from folk tale and nursery rhyme with old legendry and hoary mystery. In his use of balladry, a form to which we are largely unaccustomed in this day and age, he has single-handedly forged a resurgence of the form. The Lay of Old Hex, with its mixture and interweaving of poetry and prose, and its interconnected episodes, will intrigue and delight all who appreciate the weird and wonderful in poesy.” --Leigh Blackmore, author of Spores from Sharnoth and Other Madnesses

“Adam Bolivar offers a unique blend of folktale, fantasy, and pure cosmic horror in this well-crafted collection. Musical yet accessible, the traditional ballad is ideal for story-telling. As Jack’s generations roll by, readers will find themselves taken with--and by--these tricksters of the silver key. High entertainment for any fan of the fantastic!” --Ann K. Schwader

“A thoroughly different look at the Appalachian take on English folktales, The Lay of Old Hex meanders through fantasy literature from nursery rhymes to Stephen King. Always interesting and intelligent, and occasionally brilliantly effective.” --David Drake, author of Old Nathan
Books


The Lay of Old Hex, published by Hippocampus Press, 2017

The Fall of the House of Drake, published by Dunhams Manor Press, 2015 (limited edition, sold out)

Poetry


“The Ballad of Asenath Waite,” published in Black Wings of Cthulhu VI, PS Publishing, forthcoming, 2018

“The Black Hunt,” published in Spectral Realms No. 8, Hippocampus Press, forthcoming, 2018

“The Lay of Dumah,” published in The Audient Void No. 5, forthcoming, 2018

“Jack Ye Balladeer,” published in The Audient Void No. 5, forthcoming, 2018

“Ye Hermit’s Lay,” published in Test Patterns, Planet X Publications, 2017

“A Page from Jack’s Diary,” published in Diary of a Sorceress, Hippocampus Press, 2017

“Jack and the Devil,” published in The Audient Void No. 4, 2017

“The Ballad of the de la Poers,” published in Spectral Realms No. 7, Hippocampus Press, 2017

“The Dream-Wife,” published in Spectral Realms No. 7, Hippocampus Press, 2017


“Ye Yellow’d Reed,” published in Xnoybis #3: In Praise of Pan, Dunhams Manor Press, 2017

“The House of Gloom,” published in Spectral Realms No. 6, Hippocampus Press, 2017

“Cat’s Paw,” published in The Audient Void No. 3, 2017

“The Jack of Cats,” published in The Audient Void No. 2, 2016 (limited edition, sold out)

The Rime of the Eldritch Mariner,” published in Spectral Realms No. 5, Hippocampus Press, 2016, Rhysling Award winner for long-form poem, 2017

“The King of Cats,” published in The Audient Void No. 1, 2016 (limited edition, sold out)

“Fiddler Jack,” published in Spectral Realms No. 4, Hippocampus Press, 2016

“The Devil’s Lanthorn,” published in Halloween Howlings, Rainfall Books, 2015

“Childe Jackson Drake,” published in Spectral Realms No. 3, Hippocampus Press, forthcoming, 2015

“A Devil’s Nursery Book,” published in Spectral Realms No. 2, Hippocampus Press, 2015

“The Ballad of Jack Keeper,” published in Spectral Realms No. 2, Hippocampus Press, 2015

“The Hidden God,” published in Spectral Realms No. 1, Hippocampus Press, 2014


Short Stories


“Eldritch Lunch,” published in the Atomic Age Cthulhu anthology, Chaosium, 2015

“The Blackwold Horror,” published in the Steampunk Cthulhu anthology, Chaosium, 2014

“The Devil and Sir Francis Drake,” published in Nameless Digest, Vol. 1, Number 2, 2013

The Time-Eater,” published in the Lovecraft eZine, Issue 8, November 2011

“Down and Out in Mythos City,” published in the Amazing Stories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster anthology, Eraserhead Press, 2011


Plays For Marionettes


Ye Historie of Jack O' Lanthorne, performed at the Lovecraft Bar, Portland, Oregon, 2017

The Curious Chronicles of Daniel Candlewick, performed by the CastIron Carousel, Portland, Oregon, 2014, 2007

The Horrible House of Dr. Hadrian, performed by the CastIron Carousel, Portland, Oregon, 2011, 2005

The Madness at Moorgate Prison, performed by the CastIron Carousel, Portland, Oregon, 2004

The Marvellous Marionette Menagerie, performed by the Scratch Brothers’ Prestodigital Phantasmagoria, Berkeley, California, 2002

The Snow Witch, performed by the Scratch Brothers’ Prestodigital Phantasmagoria, Berkeley, California, 1999

The Horror at Stoker’s Mill, performed by the Scratch Brothers’ Prestodigital Phantasmagoria, Berkeley, California, 1998

Along Came a Spider, performed by the Tantivy Troupe, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997

The House That Jack Built, performed by the Scratch Brothers’ Prestodigital Phantasmagoria, Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995


Non-Fiction


“Review of The Crimson Tome,” published in Spectral Realms No. 4, Hippocampus Press, 2016

Quest for Dunwich,” Bizarro Central, 2013

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: Weird Inventions, Portable Press, 2013, Contributor

Uncle John’s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader, Portable Press, 2012, Contributor

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: Tunes into TV, Portable Press, 2011, Contributor

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: The World’s Gone Crazy, Portable Press, 2010, Contributor