Its author, Underwood (whose previous works include Whiskers of the World), proposes that
"that there is a direct correlation between personal appearance and artistic proficiency and integrity, or what, in the case of the bewhiskered brethren of the literary fraternity, he elsewhere calls "poetic gravity" or beard weight. It might be said, in short, that Underwood's motto is the beard makes the bard."
What about it, poets? Do your whiskers keep up with your writing skills? I'm afraid I have no beard and mustache at all!