Poet Dale Pendell (1947–2018) was the author of the award-winning Pharmako trilogy, a literary history of psychoactive plants. His poetry is widely anthologised, most recently in The Wisdom Book of American Buddhist Poetry. Dale was the founding editor of Kuksu: Journal of Backcountry Writing. His most recent books are Walking with Nobby: Conversations with Norman O. Brown; The Language of Birds: Notes on Chance and Divination; and The Great Bay: Chronicles of the Collapse, a novel.