Short story: A Diamond the Size of the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald, from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Hotel Lautreamont by John Asbery, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from February 2017.
Essay: What Time is it on Mars? by Nagin Cox, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast, from February 2017. Highly Recommended.