Short story: Some Desperado by Joe Abercrombie (2013), read in Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Milton! by William Wordsworth, listened to on the Classic Poetry Aloud podcast.
Essay: Clovis Spear Head, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from January 2010. Highly Recommended.