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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.



Janet LoverseedMark TotterdellDoreen HinchliffeOz HardwickGiles GoodlandJennie OsborneSue DaviesCora GreenhillChris ConsidineAlwyn MarriageIan Royce ChamberlainAnne Lewis-SmithAnne StewartSusan TaylorGraham HighJean AtkinAnthony WattsAntony MairA C ClarkeRobert ColeMandy PannettMichael BayleyDavid OlsenCharles BennettJane SpiroRebecca GethinGlen PhillipsChristopher CookDana Littlepage SmithJohn DanielSimon RicheyChristine WhittemoreSue BoylePatricia LeightonDiane TangW H PettyMary RobinsonSue ProffittMiriam DarlingtonR V BaileyGenista LewesWendy KleinElisabeth RoweChristopher NorthJames ColeRose FlintJenny HopeSimon WilliamsCharles HadfieldSally FestingCarol DeVaughnCaroline CarverRichard SkinnerJenny HockeyAnn KelleySusan JordanRoss CoganHelen OverellMaggie ButtJan HarrisRebecca BilkauRobert SteinFokkina McDonnellPaul SurmanMarianne LarsenAngela StonerLynn RobertsJohn StuartJames TurnerMelanie BrantonAnn SegraveDenise McSheehyKathleen KummerJohn TorranceRon ScowcroftKen HeadDavid GrubbMichael ThomasJoan McGavinAnne Born