Learn about Japan's legendary 17th-century poet Matsuo Basho, the creator of haiku.
Jane Reichhold discusses Basho: The Complete Haiku, the first translation of all of Basho's haiku by a non-Japanese person.
She portrays the life of Basho and discusses the influence haiku has had on poetry of the 20th century, the basic structure, and how haiku can enrich your life.
Jane Reichhold is a haiku personality. She was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1937, and studied Art and Journalism at Bluffton College, Ohio, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Fresno State University, Fresno, CA, and San Francisco State University, San Francisco. She lives now in Gualala, CA, USA.
She's also a mother of three children and taught art classes for children (1962-1966). She owned a pottery workshop studio in Dinuba, CA (1967-1971) and then she moved to Hamburg, West Germany, in 1971. There, she made sculpture from ropes which was exhibited throughout Europe. She became the first American woman artist accepted into the Deutsche Kunstlerbund [German Artists' Organization] and has written free-lance magazine articles and poetry since 1963 which, have been published in USA, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Romania and Croatia.