Short story: A Long Cold Trail by Garth Nix, from The Book of Swords, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozios. Highly Recommended.
Poem: The Loud-Assed Coloured Silence: Modernity #2 by Douglas Kearney, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from February 2018. Recommended.
Essay: 99% Free Parking, listened to on the 99% Invisible podcast, from October 2010. Recommended.