About Jane Reichhold

Jane Reichhold (1937-2016). Jane Reichhold was born as Janet Styer in 1937 in Lima, Ohio, USA. In her lifetime she published over forty books of her haiku, renga, tanka, and translations. As founder and editor of AHA Books, Jane also published Mirrors: International Haiku Forum, Geppo, for the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, and she co-edited with her husband Werner Reichhold, Lynx for Linking Poets from 1992 through 2013. Lynx went online in 2000 in AHApoetry.com , the website Jane started in 1995. From 2006 to 2016 she maintained an online forum – the AHA Poetry forum.Jane was twice the winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award [Tokyo]. She was a three-time winner of a Haiku Society of America’s Merit Book Award: Tigers in Teacup, Silence, and A Dictionary of Haiku. She was the winner of numerous other haiku awards and was honored by the Emperor and Empress of Japan by invitation to attend the Imperial New Year’s Poetry Party as a guest at the Palace in Tokyo in 1998. Jane Reichhold was a gifted writer, translator and teacher of the art of haiku and other Japanese forms. The international haiku community is lessened by her passing.

By Jane Reichhold: