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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 TorranceGlen PhillipsMarianne LarsenJane SpiroCora GreenhillCharles BennettAlwyn MarriageDoreen HinchliffeMandy PannettMichael ThomasSusan JordanDenise McSheehyRebecca GethinDana Littlepage SmithA C ClarkeRebecca BilkauSally FestingMiriam DarlingtonDiane TangLynn RobertsCarol DeVaughnChristopher CookPatricia LeightonRoss CoganOz HardwickRon ScowcroftJennie OsborneSue ProffittJan HarrisW H PettyHelen OverellSusan TaylorFokkina McDonnellChristine WhittemoreJenny HopeWendy KleinPaul SurmanSue BoyleRobert SteinChris ConsidineMelanie BrantonGraham HighJohn StuartElisabeth RoweJames ColeCaroline CarverAnne StewartRichard SkinnerAnne Lewis-SmithAnn KelleyJenny HockeyRose FlintDavid GrubbKen HeadCharles HadfieldJoan McGavinMaggie ButtAnthony WattsJanet LoverseedSimon WilliamsGenista LewesJean AtkinSue DaviesChristopher NorthGiles GoodlandMichael BayleyDavid OlsenJohn DanielRobert ColeIan Royce ChamberlainMary RobinsonMark TotterdellJames TurnerKathleen KummerSimon RicheyAngela StonerR V BaileyAnn SegraveAnne BornAntony Mair