Gilbert Byron

Gilbert Byron

About Gilbert Byron

Gilbert Byron (July 12, 1903 – June 25, 1991) was an American poet living in the Chesapeake Bay throughout the 20th century. He is sometimes referred to as The Voice of the Chesapeake and as the Chesapeake Thoreau, because he shares the same birth date with Walden Pond's Henry David Thoreau. He had published 14 books and over 70 short stories, poems, and articles. His books and poems, including The Lord's Oysters, Done Crabbin, and These Chesapeake Men, make up what is likely the largest collection of written works on the Chesapeake Bay area.
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