Jane Reichhold

Jane Reichhold is one of America's leading haiku poets. She has written over thirty books, most of them on haiku or poetry, including “Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-on Guide.” She is a three-time winner of the Haiku Society of America's Merit Book Award, for “Tigers in a Tea Cup” (1988), “Silence” (1991), and “A Dictionary of Haiku” (1992). She is also a two-time winner of the Literature Award from the Museum of Haiku in Tokyo for her original haiku. In 1998, Ms. Reichhold was honored with an invitation from the Emperor and Empress of Japan to attend the Imperial New Year's Poetry Party at the palace in Tokyo. Since founding Aha Books more than twenty years ago, Reichhold has aided the spread and understanding of haiku and other Japanese poetry forms with the publication of over fifty books. She started the magazine Mirrors: International Haiku Journal (1987–95); edited Geppo, a monthly publication for the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society of America; and continues to co-edit Lynx, a poetry journal, with her husband, Werner. Reichhold's Aha Books sponsors the Tanka Splendor Awards, which honors exceptional writing of tanka poetry in English. She holds memberships in haiku societies in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Germany. Her literary papers are housed in American Haiku Archives of the State Library of California.