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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.



Cora GreenhillRobert ColeMandy PannettJohn TorranceJan HarrisMichael BayleyMary RobinsonMarianne LarsenMichael ThomasPatricia LeightonRose FlintSimon WilliamsSimon RicheyElisabeth RoweSally FestingSue DaviesHelen OverellAnne StewartCarol DeVaughnDoreen HinchliffeJohn StuartGiles GoodlandGenista LewesSue ProffittMark TotterdellAngela StonerAnn SegraveJohn DanielWendy KleinR V BaileyMaggie ButtJames ColeMiriam DarlingtonRebecca GethinMelanie BrantonDavid GrubbFokkina McDonnellRobert SteinRichard SkinnerGlen PhillipsRoss CoganChristopher NorthDiane TangJenny HockeyPaul SurmanAntony MairSue BoyleOz HardwickJoan McGavinKathleen KummerAlwyn MarriageKen HeadJenny HopeGraham HighJane SpiroCharles HadfieldAnn KelleyRebecca BilkauJames TurnerDenise McSheehyJennie OsborneA C ClarkeCharles BennettIan Royce ChamberlainChristine WhittemoreAnne Lewis-SmithChristopher CookJanet LoverseedSusan TaylorW H PettyJean AtkinAnthony WattsAnne BornLynn Roberts