Jere Truer grew up in the Upper Midwest and currently resides in Arizona with his wife Monica. He considered a life in the ministry when young but decided to become a psychotherapist instead, and dealt with spiritual concerns with his many clients. He had a private practice in Minneapolis. His poems have appeared in many small press publications over the years. His first book, “The Art of Dying” (Austin Macauley) was published in 2018.