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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.



John StuartA C ClarkeAnn SegraveRebecca GethinMandy PannettChristine WhittemoreCarol DeVaughnRebecca BilkauLynn RobertsAnthony WattsMaggie ButtOz HardwickAntony MairMarianne LarsenAngela StonerGenista LewesW H PettyAlwyn MarriageAnn KelleyElisabeth RoweSusan JordanJenny HopeRobert SteinJennie OsborneGiles GoodlandMark TotterdellSue ProffittRoss CoganMary RobinsonGlen PhillipsSally FestingDoreen HinchliffeIan Royce ChamberlainJanet LoverseedChristopher NorthSimon WilliamsRose FlintCora GreenhillMichael BayleyRichard SkinnerWendy KleinFokkina McDonnellSue DaviesJames ColeDenise McSheehyJohn TorranceAnne StewartDavid OlsenJan HarrisJohn DanielAnne BornAnne Lewis-SmithPatricia LeightonJean AtkinJames TurnerMiriam DarlingtonDana Littlepage SmithChristopher CookCharles HadfieldSimon RicheyKen HeadDiane TangJenny HockeySusan TaylorKathleen KummerCharles BennettJane SpiroHelen OverellJoan McGavinRobert ColeGraham HighMichael ThomasR V BaileyMelanie BrantonSue BoylePaul SurmanDavid Grubb