Short story: The Rape of Lucrece by F. Scott Fitzgerald, from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Two Guardians by Roberto Tejada, listened to on the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Now podcast, from February 2017. Recommended.
Essay: You and the Atom Bomb by George Orwell, listened to on The Voice Before the Void podcast, from February 2017. Highly Recommended.