Short story: The Girl in the Mirror by Lev Grossman, from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (2013). Recommended.
Poem: Happiness by James Kenyon, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2016. Recommended.
Essay: Early Writing Tablet, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from February 2010. Highly Recommended.