Short story: Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville, from Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories (2015). Highly Recommended.
Poem: On the Ground by Saskia Hamilton, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from January 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Act Your Age by Will Self, listened to the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from August 2016. Recommended.