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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.



James ColeRobert ColeCora GreenhillAnne Lewis-SmithRebecca GethinJean AtkinRichard SkinnerAntony MairDoreen HinchliffeIan Royce ChamberlainMelanie BrantonJohn TorranceFokkina McDonnellSue BoyleSally FestingA C ClarkeRoss CoganGenista LewesJohn DanielDenise McSheehyRobert SteinJennie OsborneSimon WilliamsChris ConsidineElisabeth RowePatricia LeightonChristine WhittemoreMark TotterdellChristopher CookGlen PhillipsKen HeadGraham HighJenny HockeySimon RicheyChristopher NorthLynn RobertsDiane TangWendy KleinDavid OlsenRon ScowcroftMarianne LarsenAnn SegraveJames TurnerDana Littlepage SmithCarol DeVaughnRebecca BilkauCharles BennettMichael BayleyJoan McGavinAnn KelleySusan JordanW H PettyJenny HopeAnthony WattsJane SpiroMaggie ButtAlwyn MarriageJanet LoverseedHelen OverellCharles HadfieldRose FlintMary RobinsonOz HardwickSusan TaylorMandy PannettMiriam DarlingtonJan HarrisCaroline CarverAnne BornSue ProffittJohn StuartAngela StonerR V BaileySue DaviesKathleen KummerDavid GrubbMichael ThomasAnne StewartGiles GoodlandPaul Surman