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Dale Pendell is 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.
He was also the founding editor of Kuksu: Journal of Backcountry Writing. His recent books include The Language of Bird: Some Notes on Chance and Divination.
Laura Pendell writes poetry and raises Ponderosa pine, oak and manzanita trees on the untamed 12 acres where she and Dale live in Nevada County, Calif.
They also have a performing group, Oracular Madness, that has appeared at the Burning Man festival in Nevada.
For more information about this and other free events at the nonprofit Northwind center, 2409 Jefferson St., visit www.NorthwindArts.org or phone Bill Mawhinney at 360-437-9081.