Short story: How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie) by Junot Diaz, from the New Yorker, June 2007. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Infanta Marina by Wallace Stevens, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Kilwa Pot Shards, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from June 2010. Recommended.