Short story: Adjenia by Natalia Theodoridou, from Nature, March 2016. Recommended.
Poem: Dust Poem by Philip Jenks, listened to on Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Now podcast, from March 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Basse Yutz Flagons, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects podcast, from February 2010. Highly Recommended.