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Guide to the Reichhold Papers, 1979-
121-191 HAIKU MS  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Reichhold Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1979-
    Box Number: 121-191 HAIKU MS
    Creator: Reichhold, Jane
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Reichhold Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Reichhold, Jane
    Reichhold, Werner
    AHA Books
    Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
    Haiku, American--History and criticism--Sources
    Publishers and publishing--California


    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.
    Werner Reichhold was born in 1925 in Berlin. He studied in Berlin, Hamburg and Paris and then taught sculpture and drawing at the Art School, Hannover, Germany. Primarily a sculptor, Werner exhibited in Europe and the United States during the 1950s through the 1980s. After his marriage to Jane and their move to California in 1987, Werner began writing poetry, including haiku. Since 1993, he been co-editor (with Jane) of "Lynx". Werner's long list of publications includes art catalogs published from 1952-1992 and poetry published since 1989. Werner has been a member of the Haiku Society of America since 1989.


    Major Correspondents

    • Cekolj, Marijan.
    • Chula, Margaret.
    • Clausen, Tom.
    • Dicksen, Charles.
    • Dicksen, Virginia.
    • Goldstein, Sanford.
    • Grell, Terry Lee.
    • Herold, Christopher.
    • Lawrence, Neal Henry, 1908-
    • Little, Geraldine Clinton.
    • Lliteras, D. S.
    • Noyes, Humphrey .
    • Porad, Francine.
    • St. Jacques, Elizabeth, 1939-
    • Shukuya, Matsuo.
    • Spiess, Robert.
    • Tasker, Brian.
    • Tripi, Vincent.
    • Zhu, Hao.
    • Boston Haiku Society.
    • Haiku Canada.
    • Haiku Poets of Northern California.
    • Haiku Society of America.
    • Haiku Society of Romania.
    • Haiku Writers of Gualala Arts.
    • North Carolina Haiku Society.
    • Yuki Teikei Haiku Society.

    Other Correspondents

    • Aiken, Suezan.
    • Alma, Nasira.
    • Ammons, Don.
    • Bacon, Marilyn.
    • Bailey, Kevin.
    • Baranosky, Ed.
    • Bell, Laura.
    • Bleijenbargh, Gaby
    • Bostok, Janice Mae.
    • Chaffin, Dail E.
    • Conforti, G.
    • De Cristoforo, Violet Kazue, 1917-
    • Einer, Lesley.
    • Elliott, David.
    • Gibson, Bob.
    • Gross, Larry.
    • Gurga, Lee.
    • Hackett, J. W. (James William)
    • Hardenbrook, Yvonne Moore.
    • Harr, Lorraine Ellis.
    • Higginson, William J., 1938-
    • Holley, Anna.
    • Hymas, June.
    • Jones, Bob.
    • Jorgensen, Jean, 1943-
    • Knox, George.
    • Kosh, Davina, 1904-1995.
    • Lamb, Elizabeth Searle.
    • Leibman, Kenneth.
    • Leopold, Renee.
    • Lerman, Minna.
    • Ley, Silva.
    • McKay, Anne.
    • Moore, Lenard.
    • Moreau, June.
    • Parks, Zane.
    • Partridge, Brent.
    • Poulin, Robert.
    • Rice, David.
    • Rotella, Alexis.
    • Sato, Kazuo.
    • Sato, Kenichi.
    • Shelley, Pat.
    • Sherland, Elaine.
    • Sherry, Helen.
    • Stone, Earl.
    • Straw, Richard.
    • Swist, Wally.
    • Tanemura, Kenneth.
    • Tico, Tom.
    • Tundra Wind.
    • Vakar, Anna.
    • Vance, Lequita.
    • Welch, Michael Dylan.
    • Whitt, Elizabeth.
    • Williams, Paul O.
    • Willmot, Rod.
    • Winet, Jonas.
    • American Association of Haikuists.
    • Asociacion Colombiana de Haiku.
    • British Haiku Society.
    • Croatia Haiku Society.
    • Deutschen Haiku-gesellschaft.
    • Dutch Vuursteen.
    • Haiku International Association.
    • Haiku North America.
    • Haiku Northwest.
    • Haiku Poets of Upstate New York.
    • Haiku Southwest.
    • Hawaii Education Association.
    • Midwest Haiku Group.
    • New cicada.
    • New hope international.
    • Old pond.
    • Poetry Nippon.
    • Poets of the Vineyards.
    • South by Southeast.
    • Toranomon Haiku Group.
    • Nick Virgilio's Haiku Association.
    • Western World Haiku Society.

    Related Collections

    • American Haiku Archives