Short story: The Adventure of the Gloria Scott by Arthur Conan Doyle, from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Recommended.
Poem: Incident by Natasha Trethewey, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from August 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Shipping Containers, listened to on the BBC’s 50 Things that Made the Modern Economy, from November 2016. Highly Recommended.