Short story: Tuesday’s Siesta by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories.
Poem: Memorandum by W. S. Merwin, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from February 2017. Recommended.
Essay: How Racism Harms Pregnant Women — and What Can Help by Miriam Zoila Perez, listened to on the TED Talks, from February 2017. Recommended.