Adam Bolivar

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Adam Bolivar is a poet of folkloric fantasy, a weird fiction writer and a playwright for marionettes with a particular interest in balladry, alliterative verse and “Jack” tales.

He is the author of The Lay of Old Hex (Hippocampus Press, 2017), The Ettinfell of Beacon Hill, (Jackanapes Press, 2021), Ballads for the Witching Hour (Hippocampus Press 2022) and the forthcoming A Wheel of Ravens (Jackanapes Press, 2023).

A marionette-maker as well, he has written and performed in several original plays performed by puppet troupes in Boston, Providence, Berkeley, Portland and Salem, Oregon.

A native of gambrel-roofed Boston, Adam Bolivar has lived in New Orleans and Berkeley and currently resides in the gloomy dreamlands of Portland, Oregon with his golden-haired wife and son.