Short story: The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte (1868), from Greatest Short Stories, listened to through the RNIB library.
Poem: Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt by John Cooper Clarke, from Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt by John Cooper Clarke (2012). Highly Recommended.
Essay: Diaspora by Aleks Krotoski, listened to on the BBC’s Digital Human podcast, from October 2012. Highly Recommended.