Judith Hougen is a poet and creative writing professor at the University of Northwestern–St. Paul. She has published pieces in anthologies, literary magazines, and online platforms. She has published a book of poetry, The Second Thing I Remember, and a Christian living book, Transformed into Fire. Currently working on a collection of creative nonfiction, she holds an MFA from the University of Montana and has taught creative writing for over 20 years. Hougen has also led workshops and private weekend writing retreats.