About John

John D’Arco in Illinois state senate chambers circa  1985

A state senator and attorney in Illinois, John D’Arco felt unfulfilled and started writing poetry at the age of 24, now 67-years-old. “Being a state senator and attorney were interesting things to do, but not all that fulfilling. I missed the creative aspect to life that only writing could bring.” “Ideas of the Heart” combines 2 seemingly contradictory genres-philosophy and poetry. John D’Arco creates, with ideas and words, new ways of looking at life from the perspective of someone who’s been in the political and legal arenas. “Ideas of the Heart” is an honest book, and whether you agree with some of the ideas expressed or not, one thing is certain: John D’Arco is an original thinker and for that reason alone deserves our attention.

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