Short story: The Sinking of the Houston by Joseph O’Neill, from the New Yorker, October 2017. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Birdsong, Face it, Some Male Machine by Marianne Boruch, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from October 2017.
Essay: A Pro Wrestler’s Guide to Confidence by Mike Kinney, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast, from October 2017. Recommended.