Nothing on this page is confirmed, other than James' yearbook picture. The rest is obtained from the Internet and most likely refers to our James Assatly.
James was born in Boston and passed away at his parents' house on the morning of his 31st birthday. He received his MFA in 1992. Brown University offers the annual James A. Assatly Memorial Writing Prize to "a graduate creative writing student whose work explores issues of sexual identity, social change, and spiritual/personal dignity and embodies the qualities of personal courage and artistic excellence which distinguished James Assatly's work."
If you have a copy of the obituary or would like to contribute some information about James, please forward a copy to me and I'll post it here.