Short story: A Way You’ll Never Be by Ernest Hemingway, from Collected Short Stories.
Poem: Dream of Ink Brush Calligraphy by Karen An-Hwei Lee, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from August 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Sad in Silicon Valley, listened to on the Sincerely, X, podcast, from August 2017. Highly Recommended.