Short story: The Walk Up Nameless Ridge by Hugh Howey, from Machine Learning: New And Collected Stories. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Puzzle by Brenda Iijimi, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from November 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Disposable Razor, listened to on the BBC’s 50 Things that Made the Modern Economy podcast, from February 2017. Highly Recommended.