Neo-Latin Adaptation in Drunken Boat 22 (with audio!)

Check out Drunken Boat 22 for my adaptation of Jacob Balde’s “Melancholia.” Balde has my favorite conversion story of all the Jesuit poets I know… admittedly a small number. He was serenading a woman from beneath her window when he heard a psalm sung from a nearby church. The psalm, he thought, was better. Shortly thereafter, he joined the faith. Thanks for Drunken Boat for inviting me write a small translator’s note and posting an audio recording of the poem.