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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.



W H PettySue BoyleGenista LewesAngela StonerRose FlintRoss CoganJenny HopeLynn RobertsAlwyn MarriageAntony MairJohn TorranceMichael ThomasPatricia LeightonJoan McGavinCharles HadfieldMark TotterdellFokkina McDonnellAnne Lewis-SmithDiane TangWendy KleinOz HardwickJenny HockeyChristopher CookA C ClarkeSue DaviesMandy PannettAnthony WattsHelen OverellAnn KelleyDoreen HinchliffeChristine WhittemoreMichael BayleySimon WilliamsGiles GoodlandDenise McSheehyJan HarrisJames TurnerJennie OsborneJanet LoverseedSimon RicheyAnne StewartDavid GrubbMarianne LarsenMelanie BrantonCora GreenhillKen HeadJohn StuartRebecca BilkauRichard SkinnerMaggie ButtMary RobinsonSusan TaylorR V BaileyJane SpiroElisabeth RoweJames ColePaul SurmanIan Royce ChamberlainCharles BennettJohn DanielCarol DeVaughnChristopher NorthRobert SteinRebecca GethinAnn SegraveAnne BornRobert ColeMiriam DarlingtonSue ProffittSally FestingGraham HighJean AtkinGlen PhillipsKathleen Kummer