When I think about Darwin’s wasps, I can put to rest my belief in God. It’s the afterlife that is hard to give up.
Jill Sisson Quinn is a nature writer and teacher living in central Wisconsin. Her essays have appeared in Ecotone, OnEarth, Orion, and many other magazines. Quinn's first book, Deranged: Finding a Sense of Place in the Landscape and in the Lifespan, was published by Apprentice House of Loyola University, Maryland. She has won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction, the John Burroughs Essay Award, and a Rona Jaffe Award. Her work has been reprinted in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 and Best American Essays 2016.