Poetry As The Year Goes By is Shannon Mazurick's first published book. It is a collection of a few of Mazurick's poems. The book is organized into four chapters and each section reflects a season. There are twelve poems per chapter, representing the twelve months in a year. The poems are categorized by season and every poem deals with an aspect of their specific season. Mazurick always had an interest in poetry. While taking poetry courses in college, she got the idea for this book. She would write about nature for class and she became inspired to continue writing poetry. The poems included in this book are for people of all ages to enjoy.