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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.



Mandy PannettChristopher NorthJanet LoverseedDenise McSheehyRebecca BilkauAntony MairKen HeadAnne BornJames TurnerJane SpiroMichael ThomasJohn DanielMelanie BrantonJean AtkinMark TotterdellMary RobinsonAnne StewartRichard SkinnerJennie OsborneHelen OverellGiles GoodlandSally FestingChristine WhittemorePatricia LeightonR V BaileyMichael BayleyDoreen HinchliffeJohn TorranceA C ClarkeCarol DeVaughnChristopher CookFokkina McDonnellDiane TangCora GreenhillRobert SteinJenny HockeySimon RicheyLynn RobertsMarianne LarsenGlen PhillipsRobert ColeAngela StonerRose FlintMiriam DarlingtonIan Royce ChamberlainJohn StuartOz HardwickAnn KelleyPaul SurmanKathleen KummerWendy KleinAnne Lewis-SmithW H PettyAnthony WattsGraham HighElisabeth RoweJan HarrisSusan TaylorMaggie ButtSimon WilliamsGenista LewesAnn SegraveSue BoyleCharles BennettJoan McGavinSue DaviesRebecca GethinAlwyn MarriageCharles HadfieldJenny HopeSue ProffittDavid GrubbJames ColeRoss Cogan