Short story: Name the Beast by Samuel Sykes, from the Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.
Poem: Growing a Bear by Hannah Gamble, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from October 2017. Recommended.
Essay: We’re Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click on Ads by Zeynep Tufekci, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast, from October 2017. Highly Recommended.