Short story: The White Dog by Fyodor Sologub, listened to on the Voice Before the Void podcast.
Poem: So it Begins. Adam is in his Earth by James Agee, from 100 Poems by 100 Poets, edited by Harold Pinter, et al. (1986). Highly Recommended.
Essay: Alchemy and Magic by Gabriele Ferrario, listened to on the BBC’s The Essay podcast, from May 2013. Highly Recommended.