Short story: “I am a Handsome Man,” said Apollo Crow by Kate Elliott, from The Book of Swords, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozios. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Sonnet to Liberty by Oscar Wilde, listened to through Librivox.
Essay: a New Weapon in the Fight Against Superbugs by David Brenner, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast, from December 2017. Highly Recommended.