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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.



Glen PhillipsRobert SteinRobert ColeSimon RicheyJoan McGavinJane SpiroW H PettyJohn StuartMaggie ButtRebecca GethinAnne BornChristine WhittemoreSally FestingDoreen HinchliffeCharles HadfieldJennie OsborneChristopher NorthJean AtkinAnne StewartMichael BayleyDenise McSheehySusan TaylorMandy PannettCarol DeVaughnPatricia LeightonJenny HopeDavid GrubbJohn TorranceRichard SkinnerGenista LewesAnne Lewis-SmithR V BaileyPaul SurmanMichael ThomasRebecca BilkauMarianne LarsenMiriam DarlingtonIan Royce ChamberlainElisabeth RoweAlwyn MarriageAntony MairAnn KelleyKathleen KummerGiles GoodlandAnn SegraveJames ColeSue BoyleCharles BennettLynn RobertsGraham HighRose FlintWendy KleinFokkina McDonnellOz HardwickDiane TangMary RobinsonJanet LoverseedKen HeadChristopher CookSimon WilliamsHelen OverellJenny HockeyA C ClarkeMark TotterdellSue ProffittAnthony WattsRoss CoganJames TurnerCora GreenhillAngela StonerSue DaviesMelanie BrantonJohn Daniel