Short story: The Face of Heaven So Fine by Kat Howard, from Apex Magazine, August 2013. Highly Recommended.
Poem: The Farm by Joyce Sutphen, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from January 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Bring on the Female Superheroes! by Christopher Bell, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast, from August 2016. Highly Recommended.