John Wolfe is a writer and mariner who lives on North Carolina’s southern coast. His writing, which focuses on humanity’s changing relationship with nature in the digital age, regularly appears in two Wilmington-based independent publications, encore and Salt. He holds a BFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a master captain’s license (with sailing endorsement).
Hundreds of thousands have ingested GenX, a chemical polluting the Cape Fear River. John Wolfe, a mariner who knows and loves the river as much as anyone, reflects on what crisis reveals about our connections to nature, water, and one another.