Short story: Glitch by Hugh Howey (2014). Highly Recommended.
Poem: Invocation to Convince a Baby Already Twelve days Overdue to Come Out of the Womb by Jeanne Murray Walker, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Burgess and the Morality of Contemporary Culture by A. L. Kennedy, listened to on the BBC’s The Essay podcast, from February 2017. Highly Recommended.