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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.



Susan TaylorMark TotterdellAngela StonerFokkina McDonnellSimon RicheyAnne Lewis-SmithW H PettyOz HardwickLynn RobertsJanet LoverseedJenny HockeyA C ClarkeCharles HadfieldJames ColeJohn TorranceRoss CoganDavid GrubbJoan McGavinRobert SteinMiriam DarlingtonChristine WhittemoreAlwyn MarriageMandy PannettRobert ColeMarianne LarsenCarol DeVaughnSally FestingHelen OverellDoreen HinchliffeDenise McSheehyGlen PhillipsGiles GoodlandJohn StuartJan HarrisSue DaviesKathleen KummerIan Royce ChamberlainAnne StewartRebecca BilkauJames TurnerPaul SurmanSusan JordanJane SpiroAnne BornCharles BennettSue BoyleDavid OlsenDiane TangMaggie ButtMichael ThomasAnn SegraveRose FlintSue ProffittRebecca GethinR V BaileyJohn DanielMichael BayleyMary RobinsonMelanie BrantonAnn KelleyGraham HighAntony MairJean AtkinCora GreenhillJenny HopeElisabeth RoweAnthony WattsRichard SkinnerChristopher NorthSimon WilliamsJennie OsborneGenista LewesDana Littlepage SmithKen HeadPatricia LeightonWendy KleinChristopher Cook