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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.



Giles GoodlandRichard SkinnerSally FestingSimon RicheyJenny HockeyJoan McGavinMandy PannettJean AtkinGraham HighRobert ColeMichael BayleyDavid GrubbJohn TorranceCharles HadfieldR V BaileyHelen OverellCora GreenhillKathleen KummerMaggie ButtPaul SurmanAntony MairSusan TaylorJohn StuartSimon WilliamsMary RobinsonDoreen HinchliffeAnn KelleyJohn DanielAnne Lewis-SmithJames TurnerRebecca GethinJames ColeAngela StonerSue DaviesCharles BennettRebecca BilkauSue ProffittRobert SteinAlwyn MarriageJane SpiroWendy KleinMelanie BrantonMark TotterdellAnne BornJanet LoverseedGenista LewesW H PettyAnne StewartKen HeadMarianne LarsenIan Royce ChamberlainRoss CoganSue BoyleFokkina McDonnellChristine WhittemoreJenny HopeMichael ThomasJennie OsborneCarol DeVaughnRose FlintChristopher NorthDenise McSheehyPatricia LeightonJan HarrisA C ClarkeAnn SegraveMiriam DarlingtonLynn RobertsAnthony WattsOz HardwickDiane TangChristopher CookElisabeth RoweGlen Phillips