Rose Mars first saw poetry at the age of 6, and began writing at the age of 7. She is a self-taught writer, whose main emphasis is poetry, though she aspires to be a competent writer of stories…someday. Rose Mars has completed two collections of poetry, and self-published one of them, titled A Body of Water. Literary influences include Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda, Arundhati Roy, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Rose Mars likes to mix writing with music and considers popular music as part of the modern history of poetry. She especially enjoys and takes inspiration from Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Elbow, and Radiohead. For Rose Mars, art is the lifeline, and poetry is something she was meant to do. Without it, life feels empty.