Poet (b. 1904, Uşak - d. 24 February 1946, İstanbul). He attended Kabataş High School (1924) and the School for Civil Servants (1927). His surname was previously Gökbelen. He worked as an officer at the Treasury in Bursa and as a Governor of the districts of Manavgat, Ünye, Şavşat, Artvin and Edremit. He was appointed as the inspector of the civil service (1938). He was elected parliamentary deputy for Kütahya (1943). He died of tuberculosis, when he was still under treatment at Yakacık Sanatorium.
The first poems of Ömer Bedrettin, known as a poet who wrote about the sea, were published in Millî Mecmua (1925). With the influence of the natural beauty of Anatolia, where he traveled extensively in his job, he depicted scenes in sentimental, lyrical poems in syllabic meter. Brilliant sentiment prevailed in almost all of his poems. His poems also appeared in reviews such as Hayat (1929-29), Varlık (1933-41) and Ülkü.
Deniz Sarhoşları (Drunkards of the Sea, 1926; adapted second edition, 1929), Yayla Dumanı (Fog on the Highlands, 1934; second edition, selected poems, 1945), Sarıkız Mermerleri (The Marble of the Blond Girl, 1940), Bütün Eserleri (All Works, by İnci Enginün, 1988).