Short story: Alice Fantastic by Maggie Estep, from USA Noir (2013) edited by Johnny Temple.
Poem: Have You Prayed Yet? by Li-Young Lee, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: The Screensaver of Life, or the Idling Brain by Stella Tilyard, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from March 2017. Highly Recommended.