Michael Farrell is the author of Writing Australian Unsettlement: Modes of Poetic Invention 1796-1945 (Palgrave Macmillan). His latest book of poetry is Cocky’s Joy (Giramondo). Related PostsMichael Farrell: Australian UnsettlementDrawing on his just published scholarly book, Writing Australian Unsettlement: Modes of Poetic Invention 1796-1945, Dr Michael Farrell demonstrates a range of poetics employed by various Australian writers since (un)settlement: Michael Farrell: Break or Connection?Species Catalogues and the Conceptual Episteme in Australian Poetry. This paper was presented in the panel ‘Pan-Tropics Poetics’ at Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry. Michael Farrell: Craft: An Unsettled ConceptMy paper looks at four different kinds of ‘craft’, in the context of white settlement and Australian poetry, with examples of issues and poems for each. The writing issues I attend to are: noun use and abuse; narration; the end of a poem; positive and negative space. Michael Farrell: Unbeautiful Relations:‘Waltzing Matilda’ and Colonial Poetics. This paper was presented in the panel ‘Australian Poetics’ at the Historical Poetics symposium.