Timothy Bearly received his PhD is astrophysics in 2002. He subsequently began writing poems and short stories for which he has won every award that exists. When he writes, he gets tweets—from the grave of Walt Whitman and Emerson—about how he is manifestly superior to them. He is the greatest writer who has ever lived. He doesn’t always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis Odules. Ok so none of that is true, however, he would appreciate it if he were judged not by his credentials and awards—or lack thereof—but by the substance of his writings.