FORWARD, NEVER STRAIGHT is Barrick’s meandering attempt to address the complexities of growing up terribly queer within the Mormon religion, the nuance of friendship, the fundamental loneliness of an introvert and the volatile nature of shame. As a singer-songwriter and spoken-word poet the rhythm and rhyme of their poetry has significant depth, smooth edges and gut-wrenching honesty. Powerful and emotive this book is the culmination of fierce work, aimed at becoming an artist and a bearable human. Forward, Never Straight is replete with heart ache and humor. Less of a gut punch more like a belly rub and a good one at that.
Available for PREORDER. Release date is set for July 2021