Just like June, the seventeen-year cicada Brood X seems to be bustin’ out all over. In an article Writer’s Relief found on npr.org. Margaret Atwood reads her poem, “Cicadas,” from her recent book of poetry titled Dearly—and it’s the perfect celebration of this mating frenzy. After hearing this steamy take on this insect’s summertime activity, you’ll certainly never hear the cicada song the same way again!
Listen to Margaret Atwood read her poem “Cicadas” here.