In Leda, his thirty-first poetry collection, J.R. Solonche once again proves that he has not lost his wit, insight, playfulness, honesty, and empathy. William Carlos Williams once said that "if it ain't a pleasure, it ain't a poem." So once again pleasure after pleasure in the form of poem after poem in page after page here await the reader. In the words of Kirkus Reviews, "Solonche, an accomplished poet, employs various forms... including haiku, prose poem, and free verse. The poems often imaginatively enter into the natural or material world via anthropomorphic similes... Many works have an aphoristic quality that recall Zen koans, and they can be playfully amusing or even silly... A strong set of sympathetic but never sentimental observations."