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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.



Alwyn MarriageJan HarrisRose FlintGlen PhillipsAnthony WattsPaul SurmanKathleen KummerJoan McGavinElisabeth RoweRichard SkinnerMandy PannettPatricia LeightonJohn StuartChristopher CookDoreen HinchliffeMichael BayleyWendy KleinJames TurnerRebecca GethinAntony MairCora GreenhillCarol DeVaughnSue BoyleSimon RicheyJennie OsborneMichael ThomasAnn SegraveJames ColeMark TotterdellRoss CoganRebecca BilkauDavid GrubbAnne StewartIan Royce ChamberlainDana Littlepage SmithJean AtkinGenista LewesChristopher NorthAnne BornR V BaileyGraham HighSue ProffittSally FestingChristine WhittemoreOz HardwickGiles GoodlandJenny HopeHelen OverellJenny HockeyJohn TorranceSimon WilliamsDenise McSheehyAngela StonerCharles BennettRobert SteinSusan JordanSusan TaylorMarianne LarsenJane SpiroDiane TangMelanie BrantonAnn KelleyW H PettyCharles HadfieldKen HeadMaggie ButtSue DaviesA C ClarkeFokkina McDonnellAnne Lewis-SmithJanet LoverseedMiriam DarlingtonJohn DanielMary RobinsonRobert ColeLynn Roberts