Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoir: GUN, NEEDLE, SPOON (Dzanc Books, 2015), and an excerpted in part French translation titled HOLD-UP (13e Note Editions, Paris, France). He is currently in the process of writing his next book chronicling his former career as roadie/road manager for several major punk bands during the ’80′s (Dead Kennedys, Flipper, TSOL, Subhumans). His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including: Juxtapoz, Salon, The Weeklings, Fourteen Hills, Sensitive Skin, Word Riot, and Razorcake.
Also an accomplished filmmaker O'Neil's short punk themed documentaries are being considered for a select few low budget film festivals. His last musical endeavor, the band ON-X, wandered off into obscurity, but O'Neil is still threatening to "get back in the game".
Patrick O'Neil holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. He currently resides in Hollywood California, and teaches at a local community college to students whose idea of literature is a text message. You can find more of his writing, music, and films online at: patrick-oneil.com
Publications and Prizes
Gun, Needle, Spoon (Dzanc Books, 2015)
Blood Orange Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Extract(s), Fourteen Hills, Marco Polo Arts Mag, New Plains Review, Phantom Seed, Prairie Wolf Press Review, Revolution House, Salon, Sensitive Skin, SoMa Literary Review, sPARKLE & bLINK, Sunsets and Silencers, Survivor Chronicles, The Citron Review, The Coachella Review, The Sylvan Echo, The Whistling Fire, Two Hawks Quarterly, Weave Magazine, Word Riot