Short story: I Know How to Pick ‘Em By Lawrence Block, from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (2013). Recommended.
Poem: The Visitor by Idra Novey, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from June 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Humans, Apes and Carl Linnaeus by Simon Schaffer, listened to on the BBC’s A History of Ideas podcast. Recommended.