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Lucia Trent portrait

Lucia Trent's third book of poems, Children of Fire and Shadow (1929), a collection whose often witty radicalism anticipates some of the poetry of the next decade, is her most notable. She is also known for a number of editing projects, including the magazine Contemporary Verse and some ten books, on many of which she collaborated with her husband, Ralph Cheyney. The most historically important of these may be America Arraigned (1928), a collection of poems about the Sacco and Vanzetti case. After Cheyney died, Trent remarried; for the last thirty years of her life she was known as Mrs. Ernest Glass. Living in Austin, Texas, she was bedridden for the last decade of her life after a stroke.