Max Heinegg was born in Cooperstown, NY and raised in Schenectady, NY.. He received his BA from Union College in 1995 and his MAT from Boston University in 1998. He has been teaching middle and high school English in the Medford Public Schools since 1998.
His poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He has won the Sidney Lanier Poetry Award, the Emily Stauffer Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the poetry prizes of Asheville Poetry Review, December Magazine, Crab Creek Review, Cultural Weekly, Rougarou Journal, Cutthroat Journal, Twyckenham Notes, West Virginia Writers, and the Nazim Hikmet Prize.
His poems have appeared in 32 Poems, The Cortland Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Stone Canoe, Borderlands, River Heron Review, Misfit Magazine, Sweet Tree Review, Pangyrus, and Columbia Poetry Review, among others.
As a musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist, he has been making records in Boston since the late 1990s, chiefly in The High Ceilings, and enjoying a stint in Bang Camaro. As a solo artist, his last five records combine his interests in guitar driven rock and modern folk, as well as in making song adaptations of poetry, both from the public domain and by author permission.
He lives in Medford, MA where he is also the co-founder and brewmaster of Medford Brewing Company.