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Jorge H. Aigla

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Jorge H. Aigla was born in 1954 in Mexico City, Mexico. He received a BS from St. Mary’s College of California in 1975 and an MD from the University of California–San Francisco in 1979.

He is the author of First Lie/Primera mentira (Farolito Press, 2012), Intimate Microscopy/Microscopia íntima (Farolito Press, 2011), The Cycle of Learning/El ciclo de aprendizaje (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2005), and The Aztec Shell (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 1995).

Aigla has worked as a medical examiner, a medical research fellow, and a professor of anatomy and physiology. He currently teaches in the classics program at St. John’s College, where he has been on faculty since 1985. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Selected Bibliography

First Lie/Primera mentira (Farolito Press, 2012)
Intimate Microscopy/Microscopia íntima (Farolito Press, 2011)
The Cycle of Learning/El ciclo de aprendizaje (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2005)
The Aztec Shell (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 1995)

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Those afternoons, the Saturdays of my tender childhood
in Mexico City
were just lovely.
It was the time when fathers
were one on one with their sons,
and took them to see friends, have an ice,
talk in the park, or to intriguing stores
from their youth.
I remember going to a

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The symbols of hexagons, surrounding circles
transformed into circles crossed by lines
get repeated with chalk, white on black board
many times as you talk to the young.

With the unfolding of years you continue to stand
at the junction of the child and the man,
you give advice to