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Maximilian Heinegg

b. 1972

Publishing Name

Max Heinegg

Current City, State, Country

Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Cooperstown, New York, USA


Max Heinegg is a poet, teacher, musician, and brewery owner who lives in Medford, Massachusetts.

His first book of poems, Good Harbor (2022), won the inaugural Paul Nemser Prize from Lily poetry press. His work focuses on family, nature, travel, and politics. He has published nearly 300 poems, And his work has appeared in six different countries.

As an educator, he has taught high school and middle school for 25 years. As a musician, he has released nine records, four of which are solo records of original music and lyrics, and one record that is adaptations of poetry from the public domain. All of his music is available on the Internet.

Outside of the arts, he is an award-winning brewer and the brewmaster and cofounder of Medford Brewing Company.

Published Works

Good Harbor (Lily Poetry Press, 2022)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Teacher at Medford High School; co-owner of Medford Brewing Company.


Union College, B.A. 1995
Boston University, M.A.T, 1998

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