Short story: Solstice by Anne Enright, from the New Yorker, March 2016. Recommended.
Poem: Feather in Bas-Relief by Allen Edwin Butt, listened to on Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. Recommended.
Essay: I Grew Up in the Westboro Baptist Church, Here’s Why I Left by Megan Phelps-Roper, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast , from March 2017. Highly Recommended.