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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.



James ColeChristopher NorthDenise McSheehyChris ConsidineKen HeadAnn SegraveDavid GrubbMarianne LarsenDana Littlepage SmithRebecca BilkauAntony MairMandy PannettIan Royce ChamberlainR V BaileyHelen OverellMary RobinsonCharles HadfieldRoss CoganMichael BayleyCaroline CarverJames TurnerSimon WilliamsW H PettySue ProffittGenista LewesAnne Lewis-SmithJohn DanielRon ScowcroftJohn StuartGiles GoodlandRebecca GethinGlen PhillipsJane SpiroRichard SkinnerSue BoyleSusan JordanJoan McGavinSue DaviesOz HardwickAnne BornDiane TangElisabeth RoweMelanie BrantonA C ClarkeCora GreenhillAnthony WattsDavid OlsenAnn KelleyJan HarrisAnne StewartKathleen KummerFokkina McDonnellWendy KleinAngela StonerMaggie ButtPaul SurmanJennie OsborneJenny HockeyRobert SteinJean AtkinCharles BennettAlwyn MarriageJohn TorranceDoreen HinchliffeJanet LoverseedJenny HopeSally FestingCarol DeVaughnLynn RobertsMark TotterdellPatricia LeightonGraham HighSimon RicheyChristine WhittemoreRobert ColeRose FlintMichael ThomasSusan TaylorChristopher CookMiriam Darlington