Patrick is a poet and DJ. He is the former Music Editor for The Rumpus, and Editor-in-chief of Lamplighter, an alternative arts and music publication based in and focused on New Jersey, where he lives. Patrick teaches in the Writing Studies department at Montclair State University and is a manager at Golden Note Entertainment.

He is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Jelly Bucket, Four Chambers, Cooper Street Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere.