Poetry and Jazz: Three Dallas-based institutions--The Writer's Garret, Arts & Letters Live, and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary--combine resources to celebrate poetry and jazz, two kindred spirits that at this very moment kick and squall with an exciting fetal energy in a city where maturity can mean creative death. The celebration is actually dubbed a "Preview Party" to coincide with the national exposure of six poets--including Tim Seibles, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Jack Myers--for their new Leaning House CD. Dallas-based jazz dynamo Marchel Ivery performs hot tunes with his Leaning House All-Stars before the new CD is played for your lyrical edification. The show happens 5-7 p.m. at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Avenue. Requested donation is $8. For more information call 828-1715.