Jane Reichhold was born in Lima, Ohio, 1937 and grew up in Rockford and Pandora. She attended Bluffton College, Ohio and Fresno State University, Fresno, California. She is the mother of three children – Heidi, Bambi, and Hans. Jane owned a ceramic workshop studio in Dinuba, CA 1967-1971. She moved to Hamburg, West Germany in 1971 when she married Werner Reichhold. There she became the first American woman artist accepted into Deutsche Kunstlerbund [German Artists’ Organization]. Back in the States in 1987 she founded AHA Books Publishing Company, and the magazine Mirrors International Haiku Forum.She started the Tanka Splendor Awards (previously named Mirrors International Tanka Awards) in 1989, a contest which continues yearly. Co-Editor, with Werner Reichhold, of LYNX, a journal for linking poets with renga, ghazals, haibun, and tanka since 1993 the pair has offered poets a valuable online presence since 2000. She had previously put AHA!POETRY on the web on December 7th ,1995. Jane Reichhold was twice winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award in Tokyo and three-time winner of a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award: Tigers In A Tea Cup, Silence, and A Dictionary of Haiku. Winner of numerous haiku awards, including second place in the 1987 Japan Air Lines contest and in the Itoen Tea Company Award in 1992. She has published over thirty books of tanka, renga, haiku and other poetry and her papers are being archived at the American Haiku Archives in the State Library of California, in Sacramento, California.

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