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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 PannettAnne BornRose FlintPaul SurmanJenny HockeyDavid GrubbJohn DanielChris ConsidineAnn SegraveHelen OverellDavid OlsenChristopher NorthIan Royce ChamberlainDoreen HinchliffeDenise McSheehyJohn StuartGlen PhillipsAntony MairGenista LewesMarianne LarsenLynn RobertsAnthony WattsOz HardwickPatricia LeightonKen HeadAngela StonerAnn KelleyCharles HadfieldMary RobinsonJan HarrisAlwyn MarriageJean AtkinChristine WhittemoreMichael BayleyRebecca GethinJanet LoverseedRobert SteinSue DaviesW H PettyChristopher CookJames TurnerRebecca BilkauGraham HighJennie OsborneSally FestingCarol DeVaughnSusan TaylorMichael ThomasJane SpiroRobert ColeR V BaileyKathleen KummerMark TotterdellSimon WilliamsRoss CoganRichard SkinnerCharles BennettDiane TangA C ClarkeCaroline CarverSusan JordanCora GreenhillRon ScowcroftSimon RicheyMelanie BrantonSue ProffittDana Littlepage SmithJenny HopeMaggie ButtWendy KleinMiriam DarlingtonAnne StewartSue BoyleJames ColeFokkina McDonnellGiles GoodlandAnne Lewis-SmithJoan McGavinJohn TorranceElisabeth Rowe