Going There by Max Heinegg

Cover art: Also Going by John Gallaher, 2023


Going There by Max Heinegg

Poetry by Max Heinegg


Praise for Going There

A deeply moving meditation on place, space, childhood, fatherhood, and family, Going There is also a profound study of arrival and departure, natality and mortality, and gifts of inheritance—from Thoreau, Hayden, Yeats, Bono, Golden Age of Rome poets—and the earth, a verse made exquisite by Heinegg’s sensitivity to mythic histories both ancient and futuristic, the “open secret of our solid dust,” and the “domestic alchemy” of enduring love. Going There commemorates new life, grief, and the search for grace in timeless, tender poems “riveted to invisible worlds.” -Virginia Konchan, author of Bel Canto

About Max Heinegg

Max Heinegg is a poet, singer-songwriter, recording artist, editor, and literary critic. His previous collection, Good Harbor, won the inaugural Paul Nemser Prize from Lily Poetry Books . He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, won the Emily Stauffer Poetry Prize and the Sidney Lanier Poetry Prize, and has been a finalist for prizes from Asheville Poetry Journal, Columbia Poetry Review, Crab Creek Review, Cultural Weekly, December Magazine, the Nazim Hikmet Prize, Rougarou Journal, and Twyckenham Notes.  As a singer-songwriter and guitarist, his last five records can be heard on Bandcamp, ITunes, Spotify, and Youtube. His latest record, Through Traveler, adapted 14 poems from the public domain into songs.He is the editor and founder of Panther Cave Press, a guest editor of Stone Canoe, and has published literary reviews in Rain Taxi and Atticus Review.Born in Cooperstown, NY, he lived in Schenectady, NY before moving to Medford, MA, where he has taught English in the Medford Public Schools for 25 years and is the co-founder and brewmaster of Medford Brewing Company. He is married with two daughters.
Connect with him on the web at www.maxheinegg.com