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Guide to the Reichhold Papers, 1979-
121-191 HAIKU MS  
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The collection is organized into three series: Correspondence --letters and ephemera from leading Haiku poets; Haiku societies --correspondence and related materials pertaining to Haiku organizations; Publications --ms. material from Jane Reichhold's works and from titles published by AHA Books.
Jane Reichhold was born in 1937 in Lima, Ohio. She studied art and journalism at Bluffton College, Ohio; Ohio University; Fresno State University, California; and San Francisco State University. Jane is the mother of three children. She has written free-lance articles and poetry since 1963 which have been published in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Romania and Croatia. In 1971, Jane moved to Hamburg, Germany where she practiced sculpture and became the first American woman artist accepted into Deutsche Kunstlerbund. She married Werner Reichhold in Germany and they returned to the United States permanently in 1987. Jane began writing and publishing haiku in 1979. She had been a leader of the Haiku Writers of Gualala Arts and publisher of its monthly "Haiku sharing" for seven years. In 1987, she founded AHA Books, a major publisher of haiku. Jane published "Mirrors -international haiku forum" from 1988-1995 and inaugurated the Tanka Splendor Awards in 1989. She was the editor of "Geppo" from 1991-1994 and also edited the "Poet tree" feature in "Coast Magazine". Since 1993, she has been co-editor (with Werner) of "Lynx". In 1995, she began a new venture with AHA!POETRY available on the internet, via website: http://www.ahapoetry.com/. Jane is a member of the Haiku Society of America, the Haiku Poets of Northern California, Haiku Canada, Haiku International, Tokyo, the German Haiku Society; and the Poetry Society of Japan. She has twice won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award, Tokyo and three times the Haiku Society of America Book Award. Other haiku awards include a second place in the 1987 Japan Air Lines Contest and winning the Itoen Tea Company Award in 1992. Jane and Werner Reichhold were honored by the Emperor and Empress of Japan with an invitation to attend the New Year's Poetry Reading at the Imperial Court, January 14, 1998.
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