A long-time member of Kansas Authors Club, Max had his work published in a variety of Midwest literary journals including The Midwest Quartely, The Little Balkans Review (whose editors nominated his short story, "The Passing of the Old Snnokertorium," for a Push Cart Prize) and in many issues of Washburn University's Inscape. His poem "1942" was published in 2011 by then-poet-laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, in the book Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems. Several other of Max's poems were also published on the Kansas Poems & Poetry web site.
Max had five novels published. They were The Revival, Tales from Comanche County, The Moon Butter Route, With the Wisdom of Owls, and Me and Aunt Izzy.
Felicia, These Fish Are Delicious was his published collection of poetry, essays and short stories.
Both The Revival and The Moon Butter Route won KAC J. Donald Coffin Awards. The Moon Butter Route was also selected by the Kansas State Library as a 2006 Kansas Notable Book. Max is the only Kansas author to have two titles, The Moon Butter Route and The Revival, chosen for the Kansas Center for the Book's "Favorite Kansas Books" list. (Other books from this list include Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, Robert Day's The Last Cattle Drive, and L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.)
Max was honored at the KAC state convention in Wichita with a 2013 KAC Achievement Award for his career as a writer.
At the time of his passing, he was honored with a story in the Topeka Capital-Journal, "Max Yoho, Topeka author, remembered for his creativity, zest for life," by Angela Deines, published May 1, 2017, the day of his memorial service.
His obituary, with photo tribute and a video of his memorial service, is available online.
Max also has a page on the Map of Kansas Literature web site and a Wikipedia page.