Short story: Real Ghosts by J. B. Park, from Clarkesworld, March 2017. Highly Recommended.
Poem: New Endymion by W. S. Di Piero, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017.
Essay: The Epic of Gilgamesh by Jacke WIlson, listened to on the History of Literature podcast, from October 2015. Recommended.