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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.



Charles HadfieldPaul SurmanJanet LoverseedDavid OlsenSally FestingCaroline CarverGenista LewesDiane TangJane SpiroAnne StewartMark TotterdellJenny HockeySimon RicheyRose FlintAngela StonerChristine WhittemoreElisabeth RoweChristopher NorthAnne Lewis-SmithMandy PannettRebecca BilkauChris ConsidineSusan TaylorJoan McGavinPatricia LeightonJohn StuartHelen OverellAnn SegraveKathleen KummerJennie OsborneRichard SkinnerJohn TorranceRoss CoganRebecca GethinSusan JordanJohn DanielCharles BennettDoreen HinchliffeDana Littlepage SmithChristopher CookSue BoyleMelanie BrantonMaggie ButtMichael ThomasSue ProffittGraham HighJenny HopeMichael BayleyMary RobinsonJan HarrisSimon WilliamsMarianne LarsenAnthony WattsDenise McSheehyW H PettySue DaviesMiriam DarlingtonJames ColeCora GreenhillA C ClarkeJames TurnerAnn KelleyCarol DeVaughnKen HeadWendy KleinAnne BornRobert ColeLynn RobertsGlen PhillipsGiles GoodlandFokkina McDonnellRon ScowcroftAlwyn MarriageJean AtkinDavid GrubbOz HardwickR V BaileyRobert SteinIan Royce ChamberlainAntony Mair