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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.



A C ClarkeSimon WilliamsMarianne LarsenJane SpiroJames ColeAnn KelleyElisabeth RoweJohn TorranceJean AtkinAnne StewartRobert SteinDoreen HinchliffeCora GreenhillJoan McGavinJenny HockeyDavid OlsenW H PettySimon RicheyMary RobinsonRichard SkinnerGiles GoodlandAnthony WattsDavid GrubbSue ProffittOz HardwickMark TotterdellChristopher NorthGlen PhillipsR V BaileyAntony MairWendy KleinGenista LewesChristine WhittemoreHelen OverellCarol DeVaughnJanet LoverseedJohn StuartMaggie ButtJames TurnerKathleen KummerMelanie BrantonSusan JordanCharles HadfieldRose FlintAngela StonerJohn DanielRebecca GethinRobert ColeDana Littlepage SmithGraham HighFokkina McDonnellKen HeadSue DaviesIan Royce ChamberlainLynn RobertsDenise McSheehySally FestingAnne BornJennie OsborneRoss CoganJenny HopePatricia LeightonSusan TaylorAlwyn MarriageChristopher CookJan HarrisDiane TangRebecca BilkauPaul SurmanMichael BayleyCharles BennettSue BoyleMiriam DarlingtonMichael ThomasMandy PannettAnn SegraveAnne Lewis-Smith