Short story: Early Morning Service by Irette V. Patterson, from Strange Horizons, February 2018. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Venus and the Ark by Anne Sexton, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from February 2018. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Taino Ritual Seat, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from July 2010. Recommended.