Short story: Quarantine by Alix Ohlin, from the New Yorker, January 2017. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Elegy for the Parents by Lynne Knight, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from January 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Chinese Zhou Ritual Vessel, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from February 2010. Highly Recommended.