Short story: Cataclysmic Irony by Ethan Hedman, listened to on the 600 Second Saga podcast, from May 2017. Recommended
Poem: The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop, from 100 Poems by 100 Poets, edited by Harold Pinter, et al. (1986). Highly Recommended.
Essay: The Fearsome Nature of Literary Festivals by Howard Jacobson, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from May 2017.