Zubair Ibrahim Siddiqui

Zubair Ibrahim Siddiqui is a queer poet who was born and raised in Karachi. He graduated from Bennington College in 2020 with a BA in Literature. His poems center around the shifting nature of identity, language, and the gravity of grief. His poems have previously appeared in Quarterly West. He currently works as a Writing Associate at the Habib University Writing Center in Karachi.

Sun, Suna, Sunaofying

if I split / a word in half, send it // across borders, if it finds / a suffix, and transforms /
to meaning: in my mouth