Poet and Author who became the McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Duquesne University. His published works include The Pittsburgh That Stays Within You and Spying for God.
He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.
His poem collection Just Once won the 2003 Maurice English Poetry Award.
His son Samuel Hazo became a well-known composer.
Another famous Pennsylvania-born author is Margaret Deland.