Carla Blank is a writer, director, dramaturge, and editor. Her most recent non-fiction book, Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel: Two Pioneer Women Architects of Nineteenth Century North America, is co-authored with Canadian architectural historian Tania Martin (Baraka Books, 2014). She is author and editor of the 20th century historical reference Rediscovering America: The Making of Multicultural America, 1900-2000 (Three Rivers Press, 2003) which carries the imprimatur of Before Columbus Foundation. Her two-volume anthology of performing arts techniques and styles, Live on Stage! (Dale Seymour Publications, a Pearson Education imprint, 1997, 2000), was co-authored with Jody Roberts. With Ishmael Reed, she is co-editing the anthology Bigotry on Broadway, forthcoming in 2021 from Baraka Books, and co-edited the anthology Powwow: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience, Short Fiction, From Then to Now (Da Capo Books, 2009). She was contributing editor on three other anthologies edited by Reed: Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900-2002 (2003); MultiAmerica, Essays on Cultural Wars and Cultural Peace (1997); and Califia, The California Poetry (1979). Her essays have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, the Buffalo Evening News, Konch and CounterPunch. She makes her home in Oakland, California.