During climactic times in history, the world has turned to its great poets for nourishment, courage and inspiration. So at this time it seems fitting to make a somewhat broad selection of Albert Steffen’s poetry available to the English-speaking world; for his work is of the forward-looking and original quality of those poets who, down the ages, have led the way into the future for their fellows. (Christy Barnes and Joel Kobran)
Steffen the poet never stands there alone. Round about him there is always a whole world. He does not merely utter his own feelings, but always lets us sense an immeasurable world surrounding what he expresses.
— Rudolf Steiner