This is a branch of poetry I’ve pretty much ignored. I’ve never read a ‘long’ poem, let alone an epic, largely because I find the thought of doing so rather daunting. For the same reason I’ve never even contemplated writing one. That said they are something I feel I should at leat explore, so I’m here to gather opinion and thoughts on what an epic should be, what form they take, and how one would approach writing one. ETA: A quick search tells me it may not be epic poems I’m thinking of, but simply long poems that span many pages. Epic poems are something all of their own.