Short story: The Valley of Childish Things and Other Emblems by Edith Wharton, listened to through Librivox. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Bantams in Pine Blood by Wallace Stephens, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from June 2018. Recommended.
Essay: Sounds of the Artificial World, listened to on the 99% Invisible podcast, from February 2011. Recommended.