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Oversteps Books publishes some of the best in contemporary poetry, covering a wide range of established and new poets. There is a rigorous editorial policy (see submissions page), and the books are produced to the highest standards both in terms of editorial accuracy and the beauty of the finished books. Oversteps poets also give regular poetry readings at festivals and other events.

Oversteps Books was founded in 1992 by the poet and translator, Anne Born (1924 – 2011). The poet and lecturer, Alwyn Marriage, became Managing Editor in 2008.



Sally FestingMiriam DarlingtonSue BoyleChristopher NorthRebecca BilkauMary RobinsonCora GreenhillGraham HighAnn SegraveMichael BayleySue ProffittJane SpiroPatricia LeightonAnn KelleyChristine WhittemoreCharles HadfieldCarol DeVaughnAntony MairAnne StewartJohn TorranceJohn StuartGlen PhillipsRichard SkinnerAnne BornWendy KleinJenny HockeyFokkina McDonnellJan HarrisJames TurnerR V BaileySusan TaylorDoreen HinchliffeRoss CoganJohn DanielA C ClarkeRebecca GethinGiles GoodlandOz HardwickMark TotterdellKen HeadDiane TangAnthony WattsJanet LoverseedMarianne LarsenJenny HopeJennie OsborneSue DaviesMaggie ButtDavid GrubbDana Littlepage SmithMichael ThomasAnne Lewis-SmithRobert ColeMelanie BrantonAngela StonerRobert SteinGenista LewesJoan McGavinHelen OverellJames ColeJean AtkinChristopher CookAlwyn MarriageDenise McSheehySimon WilliamsLynn RobertsSimon RicheyElisabeth RoweCharles BennettPaul SurmanIan Royce ChamberlainW H PettyRose FlintMandy PannettKathleen Kummer