Short story: Lies My Mother Told Me by Caroline Spector, from Dangerous Women (2013), edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Sissieretta Jones by Tyehimba Jess, listened to on the PoetryNow podcast, from November 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: The Miserable Pantomime of Contemporary British Vegetarianism by Will Self, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from November 2017.