EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Charles Jensen, Montgomery Maxton at famed Hollywood haunt

©2012 Montgomery Maxton Photography

After seven years of communicating via postcards, blogger, Facebook, text messages, comment boxes, tweets, LIKES, and telephone, Charles Jensen and I decided to communicate in facetime and in style — where old Hollywood meets new Hollywood and the pool was painted by artist David Hockney for a million dollars; pocket change in this town. What better way to scratch our seven year itch than at the spot where Marilyn Monroe had her first photo shoot on the diving board of? The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is nothing short of its legend.

Charlie recently published a new chapbook, available here, called The Nanopedia Quick-Reference Pocket Lexicon of Contemporary American Culture. With heart-stopping poems like “Assisted Suicide,” it’s to die for. Add this one to your chapbook-bag or your KindleFire carousel ASAP.

And in true shameless poet fashion, you can find my “iconic debut collection” (as Charlie called it) This Beautiful Bizarre, right here and also in Apple’s iBookstore and Barnes & Nobles Nookstore #orwhateverthefucktheycallit.

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