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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 PettyJames ColeR V BaileyMaggie ButtJames TurnerRobert ColeLynn RobertsKen HeadCharles BennettSimon RicheyJennie OsborneKathleen KummerGiles GoodlandAnne Lewis-SmithAlwyn MarriageRoss CoganDana Littlepage SmithGlen PhillipsPaul SurmanRichard SkinnerOz HardwickIan Royce ChamberlainMichael BayleyJohn DanielDoreen HinchliffeGraham HighRobert SteinRebecca GethinMichael ThomasSusan JordanJohn TorranceRebecca BilkauDenise McSheehyElisabeth RoweJane SpiroJenny HopeDavid OlsenAnthony WattsMarianne LarsenSue ProffittSue BoyleSimon WilliamsAngela StonerPatricia LeightonRose FlintChristopher CookA C ClarkeJenny HockeyMelanie BrantonWendy KleinSusan TaylorAnn KelleyChristopher NorthFokkina McDonnellJean AtkinCharles HadfieldChristine WhittemoreDavid GrubbGenista LewesJan HarrisJanet LoverseedMary RobinsonSue DaviesAnne BornCarol DeVaughnJohn StuartJoan McGavinCora GreenhillAntony MairMandy PannettHelen OverellAnne StewartMiriam DarlingtonDiane TangMark TotterdellSally FestingAnn Segrave