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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 ColeDiane TangDoreen HinchliffeAnne BornGraham HighMaggie ButtW H PettyAlwyn MarriageAnne StewartPatricia LeightonJohn DanielGlen PhillipsChristine WhittemoreJenny HockeyMandy PannettFokkina McDonnellRichard SkinnerRoss CoganJenny HopeElisabeth RoweSue ProffittAnn SegraveKen HeadCora GreenhillPaul SurmanMichael BayleyCharles HadfieldAnne Lewis-SmithJennie OsborneIan Royce ChamberlainSimon WilliamsChristopher NorthJames TurnerSally FestingWendy KleinMichael ThomasAnn KelleyLynn RobertsDavid GrubbJan HarrisAngela StonerKathleen KummerR V BaileyRobert ColeA C ClarkeJanet LoverseedJohn TorranceGenista LewesSue BoyleHelen OverellDana Littlepage SmithSimon RicheySue DaviesGiles GoodlandJean AtkinOz HardwickAntony MairChristopher CookRebecca GethinRobert SteinMelanie BrantonRebecca BilkauCharles BennettJohn StuartCarol DeVaughnRose FlintMiriam DarlingtonMary RobinsonJane SpiroMark TotterdellDenise McSheehyJoan McGavinMarianne LarsenSusan TaylorAnthony Watts