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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.



Robert SteinKen HeadMary RobinsonMelanie BrantonGenista LewesSusan JordanMiriam DarlingtonJohn DanielChristopher NorthMarianne LarsenAnthony WattsSue BoyleAlwyn MarriageDiane TangCaroline CarverCharles HadfieldMandy PannettAngela StonerW H PettyJean AtkinFokkina McDonnellJenny HopeDana Littlepage SmithRoss CoganSimon RicheyJohn TorranceOz HardwickRebecca BilkauAnn KelleyWendy KleinJane SpiroJohn StuartRose FlintMichael ThomasDenise McSheehySally FestingKathleen KummerJoan McGavinJames TurnerSimon WilliamsJan HarrisAntony MairJanet LoverseedAnne StewartHelen OverellDavid GrubbGraham HighAnne Lewis-SmithRon ScowcroftMaggie ButtGiles GoodlandChristine WhittemoreCora GreenhillCarol DeVaughnAnne BornChristopher CookAnn SegraveSusan TaylorSue ProffittR V BaileyElisabeth RoweGlen PhillipsJenny HockeyDoreen HinchliffeA C ClarkeMark TotterdellJames ColeRichard SkinnerMichael BayleyJennie OsborneCharles BennettRobert ColeSue DaviesPaul SurmanRebecca GethinPatricia LeightonDavid OlsenLynn RobertsIan Royce ChamberlainChris Considine