Short story: The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft (1928). Highly Recommended.
Poem: Spirits of the Dead by Edgar Allan Poe, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.
Short story 11/52 written.
Essay: Conviction by Aleks Krotoski, listened to on the BBC’s Digital Human podcast, from May 2012. Highly Recommended.