When the truth is told in a tall tale

Carol Ann Duffy Feminine Gospels (Picador, September, &#163;12.99, 0330 486438)</p><p>
The poet Carol Ann Duffy, author of The World's Wife, talks about her latest collection of poems, Feminine Gospels.</p><p>
"This book is a kind of dark sister to The World's Wife. Every series of poems you write is a bit like climbing a mountain--when you've finished the landscape is different. I wanted to write this collection more seriously than the last, but also to carry on with this idea of women's stories and women's narratives.</p><p>
"What I was trying to do was use the idea of gospel truth: i...

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