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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 JordanMandy PannettCharles HadfieldJanet LoverseedRobert ColePatricia LeightonElisabeth RoweMichael BayleyFokkina McDonnellJames TurnerCaroline CarverChristopher CookA C ClarkeRoss CoganRichard SkinnerDoreen HinchliffeAnne Lewis-SmithJohn TorranceMarianne LarsenDenise McSheehyMichael ThomasRobert SteinAnn KelleyW H PettyChris ConsidineKathleen KummerDavid OlsenJames ColeRebecca GethinLynn RobertsCarol DeVaughnSusan TaylorWendy KleinAnne StewartChristine WhittemoreJenny HockeyJenny HopeJohn StuartMelanie BrantonSimon WilliamsMark TotterdellAlwyn MarriageKen HeadAnne BornRose FlintRon ScowcroftMaggie ButtJan HarrisMiriam DarlingtonGraham HighAnthony WattsMary RobinsonDana Littlepage SmithAngela StonerCora GreenhillJohn DanielIan Royce ChamberlainSimon RicheySue DaviesGlen PhillipsDavid GrubbCharles BennettGiles GoodlandAntony MairSue BoyleR V BaileyDiane TangChristopher NorthHelen OverellRebecca BilkauJennie OsborneJane SpiroPaul SurmanJoan McGavinJean AtkinAnn SegraveGenista LewesSally FestingOz HardwickSue Proffitt