Adriano Bulla defines himself 'a servant of Calliope': he does not choose when to write; poems and prose come to him unexpectedly, with a force he cannot resist.
Born in Italy, he now lives in London, his adoptive city.
He has always refused to stick to genres and formats, experimenting with new voices and new forms of expression.
Accredited with creating new forms of poetry, for example the 'flicker poems' he has recently dedicated himself to prose, with short stories and the novel 'The Road to London'.
'The Road to London' is a quirky, dark, surreal, erotic romance/ Bildungsroman about a boy who grows up in denial of himself and his sexuality, and creates a world of lies, dreams and drug-induced hallucinations. Facing bullying and discrimination, he tries to appear 'normal' on the outside, but inside... It follows how childhood dreams change into sexual preferences, in his case fetishist, during puberty and become part of his identity as a young adult. It follows how love for a girl causes so much pain that he transfers his passion, deep and strong, as uncontrollable as the waves of the ocean that divides him from his real self, a recurrent theme in the novel, to his male friends.
Living in a 'grey city' where dreams are suppressed, letters coming from his possible future, in London, and narrate the story of the love of his life, My Dear, that takes place in a club in London... But My Dear, beautiful and tall, is cruel to him, why?
The style of the novel has been described as... 'impossible to describe', but surreal and intense, at times prosaic and at times 'heroically poetic', and compared to the music of Stravinsky or the paintings of Dali: there are poems in the novel as well as songs, artistic but accessible.
'Ybo' and Other Lies' collects a series of experimental poems including the erotic 'Between Dreams' which describes a kiss shared while sleeping, the 'flickers', poems on war, identity, angst and death.
'Tales' contains three very 'dense' stories about sexuality and religion based on characters and episodes of 'The Road to London'.
His academic writings included 'The Labyrinth of Grammar', an intensive course from 0 to 100 for EFL/ESL/English and MFL teachers and advanced students, 'The Mariner's Inferno' is a scholarly study revealing how Coleridge's Rime was, against previous belief, heavily influenced by Dante's Commedia.