Geoffrey Bould was born in Leeds in 1920, moving to Watford where he now lives, in 1965. In World War II he served in the Western Desert, Burma and Italy. He then entered the Civil Service, turning to free-lance journalism after his retirement in 1982. In 1991 he published a collection of prison writings by prisoners of conscience, Conscience be my Guide (Zen, second edition 2005). Subsequently he began writing poetry, and has been published in several national poetry magazines. His pamphlet of war-poems, Shadows, was published by Acumen in 2008. A member of Ver Poets (St Albans), he has appeared in several of their anthologies. He is married to Kathleen and has two sons.