John A. D'Arco was born in Chicago, Il. (1944). He grew up on the Near West Side of the city of Chicago, an enclave for Italian American immigrants. John became a lawyer and a State of Illinois Legislator, ending his career as Assistant Majority Leader of the Illinois State Senate. Some of his poems are political in nature and his prior political experience makes the poems more poignant. His goal as a poet and philosopher was to communicate the commonality that binds us together and to express precepts that make us think about who we are as a people and as individuals. John moved from Chicago to Florida in 1995 and presently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
(Footnote) On the author's Amazon page, are photos of the author and his dog Bella (circa 2015) / State Senator Howard Carroll, the author, and Chicago Mayor Harold Washington at the author's book signing party at Stuart Brent Book Store on Michigan Ave. in Chicago, IL. (circa 1986)/ John D'Arco, seated, Il. Senate chambers (circa 1986)