Short story: The Universe, Sung in Stars by Kat Howard, from Lightspeed magazine, April 2015. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Invictus by William Ernest Henley, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from April 2018. Recommended.
Essay: 10 Great Science Hoaxes, listened to on the Skeptoid podcast, from April 2018. Recommended.