Paul is one of the most famous geminians in the world and needs no description, but what you possibly didn't know about Geoffrey is that he :
* was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire where at the age of 11 he went to grammar school and as a an only child, developed the habit of going for long walks alone and as an adolescent deliberated and composed poems as he muttered to the stones and trees carrying a copy of Oscar Williams' 'Little Teasury of Modern Poetry' and late said "there was probably a time when I knew every poem in that anthology by heart."
* in 1950, went to Keble College, Oxford to read English, where he published his first poems at the age of twenty and then on graduation started a teaching career in the universities of Leeds and Cambridge before moving to the USA as Professor of Literature and Religion at Boston University before moving back to Cambridge in 2006.
* in 2010, was the successful candidate in the election of the Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford with a broad base of academic support with 1,156 votes and became the 44th Professor of Poetry since the role was created in 1708.
Geoffrey interviewed :
Requiem for the Plantagenet Kings
For whom the possessed sea littered, on both shores,
Ruinous arms; being fired, and for good,
To sound the constitution of just wards,
Men, in their eloquent fashion, understood.
Relieved of soul, the dropping-back of dust,
Their usage, pride, admitted within doors;
At home, under caved chantries, set in trust,
With well-dressed alabaster and proved spurs
They lie; they lie; secure in the decay
Of blood, blood-marks, crowns hacked and coveted,
Before the scouring fires of trial-day
Alight on men; before sleeked groin, gored head,
Budge through the clay and gravel, and the sea
Across daubed rock evacuates its dead.