Short story: Caretakers by Pat Cadigan, from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Highly Recommended.
Poem: The Send-off by Wilfred Owen, listened to through Librivox. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Indian Literature: A Cosmic Feast by Jacke Weeks, listened on the History of Literature podcast, from January 2016. Recommended.