Short story: The Gospel of Moral Ends by Bayo Ojikutu, from USA Noir (2013) edited by Johnny Temple. Recommended.
Poem: Transit by Maura Dooley, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Chinese Han Lacquer Cup, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from May 2010. Highly Recommended.