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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 TurnerMichael BayleyIan Royce ChamberlainSue DaviesSue BoyleSally FestingJanet LoverseedA C ClarkeAntony MairCharles BennettDenise McSheehyJohn TorranceAnne Lewis-SmithJenny HopePatricia LeightonJane SpiroLynn RobertsRebecca BilkauAlwyn MarriageGenista LewesChristine WhittemoreAnn SegravePaul SurmanDavid GrubbMark TotterdellMaggie ButtMandy PannettCharles HadfieldSimon RicheyGraham HighChristopher NorthAnn KelleyRobert SteinAnne StewartMarianne LarsenAnne BornRichard SkinnerHelen OverellW H PettyJan HarrisR V BaileySimon WilliamsOz HardwickElisabeth RoweMiriam DarlingtonSusan TaylorAnthony WattsMichael ThomasJenny HockeyDana Littlepage SmithMary RobinsonFokkina McDonnellAngela StonerJean AtkinRebecca GethinGiles GoodlandJohn StuartCarol DeVaughnMelanie BrantonDiane TangJoan McGavinKen HeadJohn DanielRoss CoganSue ProffittWendy KleinRobert ColeKathleen KummerDoreen HinchliffeJames ColeJennie OsborneChristopher CookGlen PhillipsCora GreenhillRose Flint