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Dale Pendell

Poet Dale Pendell was the author of the award-winning Pharmako trilogy, a literary history of psychoactive plants. His poetry is widely anthologized, most recently in The Wisdom Book of American Buddhist Poetry and The Baby Beats and the 2nd San Francisco Renaissance . Combining the teachings of poet Gary Snyder, Zen teacher Robert Aitken, and philosopher Norman O. Brown, he developed themes of "ancient wisdom/wild mind." Besides writing, Pendell was a consultant for herbal product development...See more