Short story: The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet by Arthur Conan Doyle, from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Recommended.
Poem: He Lit a Fire with Icicles by Kay Ryan, listened to on the Poem of the Dam podcast, from June 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: A New Politics? by John Grey, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from June 2017.