by Robert Lowell
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Lowell seriously objected to World War II and was imprisoned for several months in Connecticut on account of his protesting. He also spoke out against the Vietnam War, and was a civil rights activist (source).
Lowell suffered all his life from manic depression and endured a number of mental breakdowns for which he was repeatedly hospitalized (source).