Short story: City Lazarus by Diana Rowland, from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Salvation by Stephen Dunn, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from October 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Touching the Void by Adam Zeman, listened to on the BBC’s The Essay podcast, from October 2017. Highly Recommended.