Short story: Tyriannia by Anya Johanna DeNiro, from Strange Horizons, January 2017. Recommended.
Poem: $$$Expensive Magic$$$ by Cedar Sigo, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Lewis Chessmen, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from June 2010. Highly Recommended.