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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.



Miriam DarlingtonCharles HadfieldJenny HockeyGraham HighGiles GoodlandGenista LewesJane SpiroHelen OverellPaul SurmanMarianne LarsenJohn TorranceJames ColeRebecca BilkauAlwyn MarriageJenny HopeAntony MairIan Royce ChamberlainMark TotterdellRichard SkinnerElisabeth RoweGlen PhillipsSally FestingSusan TaylorW H PettyJan HarrisKathleen KummerMelanie BrantonCharles BennettDavid GrubbSue BoyleAnne Lewis-SmithMary RobinsonOz HardwickCora GreenhillMaggie ButtJanet LoverseedRoss CoganMichael BayleyA C ClarkeJohn DanielJoan McGavinCarol DeVaughnChristine WhittemoreAnne BornDana Littlepage SmithAngela StonerAnthony WattsRobert ColeRose FlintJennie OsborneSusan JordanPatricia LeightonRebecca GethinR V BaileyDiane TangDenise McSheehyRobert SteinJean AtkinAnne StewartDoreen HinchliffeJames TurnerChristopher NorthAnn KelleySimon RicheyFokkina McDonnellDavid OlsenSimon WilliamsAnn SegraveKen HeadWendy KleinLynn RobertsMichael ThomasSue ProffittChristopher CookMandy PannettJohn StuartSue Davies