Short story: 400 Boys by Mark Laidlaw, from Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology, edited by Bruce Sterling. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Goodwill, Buffalo, NY by Kimberly Lyons, listened to on the Poetry Now podcast, from August 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Francis Bacon by Justin Champion, listened to on the BBC’s A History of Ideas podcast, from January 2015. Recommended.