Short story: The Sons of Dragons by George R. R. Martin, from The Book of Swords, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Highly Recommended.
Poem: How Many Bards Gild the Lapses of Time! by John Keats, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.
Essay: Dark, listened to on the BBC’s Digital Human podcast, from Aoril 2013. Recommended.