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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.



Ann SegraveGiles GoodlandAnn KelleyChristopher CookMichael ThomasDiane TangJenny HopeGenista LewesCarol DeVaughnAlwyn MarriageGraham HighJanet LoverseedW H PettyPaul SurmanAnne BornJennie OsborneSusan JordanSimon WilliamsMichael BayleyRichard SkinnerRoss CoganSally FestingA C ClarkeMelanie BrantonDana Littlepage SmithJohn DanielRobert SteinAntony MairR V BaileyKathleen KummerDavid OlsenJean AtkinRebecca GethinSusan TaylorSue DaviesMary RobinsonMarianne LarsenRebecca BilkauMark TotterdellRobert ColePatricia LeightonKen HeadCharles HadfieldMiriam DarlingtonLynn RobertsJohn StuartRose FlintAnne StewartJenny HockeyAnne Lewis-SmithMandy PannettJoan McGavinJames TurnerOz HardwickCharles BennettAnthony WattsAngela StonerDenise McSheehySue BoyleIan Royce ChamberlainDavid GrubbMaggie ButtDoreen HinchliffeJan HarrisCora GreenhillChristopher NorthJane SpiroJames ColeWendy KleinFokkina McDonnellGlen PhillipsHelen OverellChristine WhittemoreElisabeth RoweJohn TorranceSue ProffittSimon Richey