Seal of the Dominican Republic

what has a great undeniable poet been
but a crystal-clear pool
where a people discover their perfect
What has he been
but a deep garden
where all men recognize themselves
through language?
And what
but the chord of a boundless guitar
where the fingers of the people play
their simple, their own, their strong and
true, innumerable song?”

~Pedro Mir

Poet Laureate of Dominican Republic

Website Resources

Check out the books on display in the Jr. High Library:

Before We Were Free
Antes de Ser Libre

Jr High Library Country Profile page: Dominican Republic

CIA World Factbook

Music of the Dominican Republic

Utah Online Library

Did You Know?

  • The Dominican Republic has the highest mountain peak in the Caribbean.
  • In 1586, the British pirate Sir Francis Drake briefly occupied the city of Santo Domingo before collecting a ransom in exchange for its return to Spanish rule.
  • In the Dominican Republic, wrinkling one’s nose indicates one does not understand.
  • Habichuelas con dulce, a dessert similar to rice pudding but made with red beans, is popular at Easter.

“Dominican Republic.” CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019, Accessed 11 September 2019.

Habicheulas con Dulce