Short story: Stone Works by Claire Davon, listened to on the Far Fetched Fables podcast, from June 2017. Recommended.
Poem: Dreamsong 4 by John Berry, from 100 Poems by 100 Poets, edited by Harold Pinter, et al. (1986). Highly Recommended.
Essay: Renouncing Middlemarch by Howard Jacobson, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from June 2017.