Short story: From Beyond by H. P. Lovecraft, listened to on the Voice Before the Void. Recommended.
Poem: In Memory of W. B. Yeats by W. H. Auden, from 100 Poems by 100 Poets, edited by Harold Pinter, et al. (1986).
Essay: The Myth of Modernity by John Gray, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from May 2013. Recommended.