About the Book
— Sheila Nickerson, Alaska Poet
The poems in this book have appeared in Alaska and national literary magazines from 1973-1988 while Tyler was living and teaching in Petersburg, Alaska. The editing and layout occurred in the fall of 2018 after Tyler’s writing had been in storage for years and when he permanently moved from Alaska to Lo de Marcos, México in 2008.
Born, raised and educated in California, Tyler Henshaw landed a job teaching English in Petersburg, Alaska in 1973—a small, remote, island, and fishing village in the heart of Southeast Alaska. During that time, his poems began being published in national literary magazines. In 1981 Solo Press in central California published a chapbook also entitled Through the Rain Glass, poems set in Alaska reflecting the natural beauty and uniqueness of place. Through the Rain Glass, Collected Poems 1973-1988 is a compilation of all his published poems during those Alaska years. In 2000 Tyler began spending winters in Lo de Marcos, México. He settled there full time in 2008 where he seeks inspiration at Playa Los Venados.